Sunday, June 22, 2014

Garlic Noodles

If you are a garlic fan, then you will LOVE these Garlic Noodles.  They are out of this world!  These were made popular by the Crustacean Restaurant in California.  And I can absolutely see why.  The sauce on these noodles is so good that I would have drank it if my husband weren't in the kitchen with me.  This recipe calls for something called Maggi Seasoning sauce, which may be hard for you to find.  I found it in a specialty food store called Specs.  You can substitute Bragg's Liquid Aminos for the Maggi if you can find that.  If not, you can substitute soy sauce for the Maggi.  But, if you can find the Maggi, it's well worth the search.  Enjoy!

1 lb noodles (I used fusili lunghi, but any long noodles will do, even spaghetti)
1 stick butter
1 T shredded Parmesan cheese
3 T fresh minced garlic
1 T Maggi Seasoning sauce
1 T oyster sauce
1 T fish sauce
Sliced green onions, if desired

Cook the noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a pot over medium heat.  Add in the garlic, Maggi, oyster sauce, and fish sauce.  Bring to a simmer and simmer for about 5 minutes, watching to make sure the garlic doesn't burn.  Drain the noodles and stir the sauce and the Parmesan cheese into the noodles.  Garnish with green onions, if desired.

As adapted from Rasa Malaysia


  1. Fan...frigin...tastic!!! I adore garlic, and yes we do have the Maggi sauce in any supermarket. Thanks for sharing. We will enjoy this dish.

    1. Thank you so much! These noodles are something I will probably eat at least once a week! And you're welcome!

  2. What is Maggi sauce? Is this a brand name of something? The recipe sounds wonderful, and has 2 of my basic food groups, butter and garlic! I can't wait to make it, but want to make sure everything is right. I love your sites and pages and blogs and recipes!!!! 😀

    1. Thank you so much, Tari! Maggi is the brand name. It's a sauce that originated in Switzerland. It supposedly is something from Vietnamese influence in Switzerland. It has a flavor similar to that of soy sauce, but slightly different. If you can't find it in a store, it is on for less than $6. Enjoy!

  3. Hi there! We have a yellow cap and a red cap Maggi sauce - which one did you use?

    1. Hi, Jenn! I don't have the bottle anymore, but I'm almost certain it was the yellow top. Enjoy!