Kwetiau Goreng - Stir Fried Flat Rice Noodles

5.0 from 13 reviews

Author: Anita Jacobson




Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 3 mins

Total Time: 18 mins

Serves: 2


  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 25 gram yu choy sum (or other Chinese greens such as bok choy or gai lan), chopped into bite-size pieces
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 100 gram bean sprout (Indonesian: taoge)
  • 250 gram fresh flat rice noodles, or 150 gram dried flat rice noodles (*)
  • 2 chives, cut into 1-inch sections
  • 1 scallion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground white pepper


  1. Heat wok until hot and smoking on high heat. (Or medium-high if the smoke might trigger your fire alarm!)
  2. Reduce heat to medium-high, then add oil, swirl around to coat the wok.
  3. Add garlic, stir 30 seconds until garlic is golden brown.
  4. Add yu choy sum and salt, stir 15 seconds to lightly wilt the greens.
  5. Add flat rice noodles, mung bean sprouts, and chives, stir 1 minute.
  6. Add scallions, soy sauce, sugar, and ground white pepper. Stir only to mix.
  7. Remove from heat and immediately transfer to plates and serve.


  • (*) For fresh noodles, rinse with boiling water to separate the strands. For dried noodles, soak in cold water for about 1 hour to soften.

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