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Chinese hot oil noodles - 油泼面



  • 4 ounces dried wheat noodles
  • 1 handful of leafy greens (choy sum, spinach, or baby bok choy)
  • 1 teaspoon light soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dark soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chinese black vinegar
  • red pepper flakes
  • salt
  • chopped scallion
  • chopped cilantro
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons oil


  1. Boil the noodles according to package directions until al dente. In the same pot, blanch the leafy greens until cooked through. Drain.
  2. Add the cooked noodles and greens to a heatproof bowl, along with the light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, vinegar, crushed red pepper flakes, salt, scallion, cilantro, and minced garlic.
  3. In a small pot, heat the oil until shimmering. Carefully pour the hot oil over the bowl of noodles, and mix everything together. Serve!