The Best Good Quick Garlic Noodles (So Easy Too!)

Learn how to make THE BEST quick garlic noodles. There are a few unusual ingredients here, but trust me, these are the best garlic noodles you’ll ever have!


  • 3 tablespoons butter + 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6-8 fresh garlic cloves, minced (we always use 8)
  • 2 scallions, greens only (thinly sliced)
  • 1-2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1-2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 8 ounces noodles (see notes)
  • fried garlic, for topping


  1. INFUSE THE BUTTER: Heat a large pot with water and allow it to come to boil, cook the noodles according to package directions, drain and set aside. While the water is boiling, grab a large, non-stick skillet and place it on medium-low heat. Add the butter, oil olive, garlic, and scallions. Let the butter infuse with the garlic for 5-7 minutes, stirring often. The garlic should barely sizzle here, you don’t want it to brown.
  2. GARLIC NOODLES: While the garlic is going, grab a small bowl and mix together the fish sauce, oyster sauce, and the sugar. When the garlic is cooked, kick the heat up to medium-high, stir in the prepared sauce; let cook for 30 seconds. Add the prepared noodles and toss with parmesan cheese (yes, parm!) Let the noodles cook for a minute so they soak up all that flavor. Top with fried garlic and serve immediately! That flavor is like NOTHING you’ll ever have.

  • I’ve adjusted the amount of fish sauce + oyster sauce to read ‘1-2 tablespoons.’ I use 2 of each and didn’t find it had a fishy flavor but a few people mentioned that it was a bit pungent for their taste. I suggest starting with 1 tablespoon of each and adjusting as desired!


  • You can use a lot of different kinds of noodles here. I used Chuka soba noodles (affiliate link), but egg noodles, Hong Kong noodles, spaghetti, or even angel hair pasta will work here.
  • You can serve this with just about anything you like!
  • This recipe can easily be doubled if you want leftovers, and really with all that garlic, who wouldn’t?