Oyster Noodles

Oyster Noodles are a great dish for anyone seeking something hot and gooey.


Ingredients for the Noodles

  • 20 ounces raw oysters
  • 10 ounces red/whole wheat somen
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 14 ounces bamboo shoots
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • 8 cups of chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil

Ingredients for Thickening Agent

  • 3 tablespoons of potato flour
  • 3 tablespoons of water

Ingredients for Seasoning A

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fried onion flakes (can be made by frying dehydrated onion flakes with equal parts oil)

Ingredients for Seasoning B

  • 3 tablespoons black vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro

Equipment and Other Things

  • Large pot
  • Small pan
  • Strainer spoon/skimmer
  • Various bowls and cups for temporary storage

0) Prepare Seasonings A, B and the Thickening Agent by combining their respective ingredients. Set aside.

1) Soak noodles in cold water for 10 minutes


2) Drain and cut into 6 inch pieces


3) Heat pan on high, add oil, and fry garlic until fragrant. Set aside.


4) Break out the oysters

3 x 8oz <> 20 oz but no big deal

5) Drain and clean oysters


6) Cut into one inch pieces


7) Mix oysters with cornstarch and set aside

8) Add broth to large pot and bring to a boil

9) Blanch oysters for 1-2 minutes and set aside


Blanch in batches so you're not trying to fetch the odd oyster from the bottom of the pot

10) Reduce heat to medium

11) Add noodles to the broth


12) Add bamboo shoots, stir together and heat for 5 minutes


13) Add Seasoning A


14) Add the Thickening Agent


15) Bring to a boil then turn off the heat

16) Fold in oysters


17) Add Seasoning B


18) Add fried garlic


20) Scoop into a bowl and garnish with cilantro


Enjoy the steaming bowl of goodness!

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