Fried Sesame Noodle Omelette 炒麻油蛋面

Noodles are a very versatile dish; in Brunei, we can eat them for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Sometimes, you want something quick, delicious and easy for breakfast. For this recipe, an amber to dark coloured sesame oil is suitable. This 3-ingredient Fried Sesame Noodle recipe is great if you wanted to make a quick breakfast snack for a single serving. Any kind of thin noodles you prefer is suitable for this recipe. My mom left me a bottle of sesame oil before she returned to Brunei; she uses sesame oil to flavour her dishes quite often.

炒麻油蛋面 Chao Ma You Dan Mian (Sesame Noodle Omelette)

Fried Sesame Noodle Omelette

This dish is actually inspired by a (highly addictive) Taiwanese drama series called 料理校高生(Love Cuisine). More about the show here. I can’t remember which episode to be exact; the culinary teacher (head chef) used Angel Hair pasta. A little elementary school student meekly wanted to talk to the head chef since it was his birthday. So, I tried to re-create it the next morning.

I had two stove-top burners running at the same time: one for boiling the noodles and one for frying. I was able to make 3 servings this way rather efficiently.

My then 7 month old didn’t quite like sesame noodles since sesame oil has got a strong taste. That’s okay though — more fried sesame noodles for me! I added light soy sauce to mine before serving. You can opt to add soy sauce to the noodles to season before adding the eggs, if you would prefer!

Fried Sesame Noodle Omelette
Fried Sesame Noodle Omelette 炒麻油蛋面
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Fried Sesame Noodle Omelette
Fried Sesame Noodle Omelette 炒麻油蛋面
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Recipe Notes
  1. Bring the water to boil in a pot. Heat up a frying pan or skillet or wok on moderate heat. Once pan is evenly warmed, add the 1 tbsp of sesame oil. Evenly coat the pan with the sesame oil by gently rocking the pan from side-to-side.
  2. Once the water comes to a boil, add 1 serving of noodles. Boil the noodles for 2 to 3 minutes, depending on provided packaged instructions. Make sure that the noodles are not overcooked. Use a small strainer to retrieve the cooked noodles.
  3. Place the noodles in the heated pan with sesame oil. Immediately crack open an egg and let it set for at least 90 seconds before flipping the sesame noodle omelette over. Cook for another 90 seconds.
  4. Serve immediately. Optional: add soy sauce or your favourite hot sauce for taste before eating.
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5 Responses

  1. Mel @ The Refreshanista
    Mel @ The Refreshanista / 1-13-2017 / ·

    Wow interesting! I love noodles with sesame oil so I bet I’d really like this omelette 🙂

  2. Mike
    Mike / 1-13-2017 / ·

    The sesame was yummy!

  3. Sean@Diversivore
    Sean@Diversivore / 1-13-2017 / ·

    I love simple noodle dishes. And I REALLY love sesame oil… so win-win. 🙂

    I’m going to have to ask my father-in-law if he knows that drama. He’s Taiwanese, and those soaps and dramas are a bit of a guilty pleasure. And your two-burner method is actually one of my favourite ways to cook in general – it takes a bit more attention and coordination, but you get your food done fast! 😀

  4. Nicoletta @sugarlovespices
    Nicoletta @sugarlovespices / 1-15-2017 / ·

    Loreto uses sesame oil when cooking Asian dishes, so we’d love this fried sesame noodles! Thanks for sharing!

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