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Scallion oil noodles

Scallion oil noodles (cong you ban mian, 葱油拌面) are a typical dish of Shanghai and consist of noodles with oil flavored with spring onion (scallion). They are eaten for lunch or dinner, often also for breakfast garnished with a fried egg.


- 1 serving of wheat noodles

- vegetable oil

- 1 teaspoon of sugar

- 2 tablespoons clear soy sauce

- 2 tablespoons dark soy sauce

- 1 handful of spring onions (only the green part)

- chili powder

- sesame seeds

- 1 egg


- Heat the oil in a saucepan and fry the spring onions keeping the flame low. Once cooked, remove them and keep the hot oil aside.

- Combine the sugar, the dark and light soy sauce and the chilli powder in the serving bowl. Then pour in the hot oil and mix.

- Cook the noodles following the package directions. Drain, cool under running water and drain again.

- Combine the noodles with the other ingredients, mixing well.

- Heart the fried egg and place it on top of the noodles. Garnish with sesame seeds.

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