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Better-than-Takeout Noodles

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Woo hoo! One of my favorite recipes is finally going up: Better-than-Takeout Noodles. Let’s just get right into it.

I love me some good takeout. I mean there is nothing like some really greasy, flavourful, absolutely wonderful takeout. You know the kind that the styrofoam container is absolutely chockers filled to the brim and when you open it up the amazing steam of fresh noodles, chicken, veggies, or rice just fills your face with goodness. I am drooling. So here’s my recipe instead.

Again, this is one of my favorites and I love making this as an alternative to going out for food or ordering in. It is relatively cheap to make and the result is real nice, definitely one to try next time you are in need of some hearty takeout but either not close enough to your favourite spot (you know the one) or when you don’t want to spend the money.


Better-Than-Takeout Noodles

It is true, it is better than takeout
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Noodles
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 People


  • 1 tbsp Sesame Oil topping
  • 1/4 c Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Hoisin Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 3 Eggs
  • Sprinkle Salt/Pepper
  • 500 kg Chicken Mince
  • 1 Package Hokkien Noodles
  • 1/2 Green Onion chopped
  • 2 c Stir Fry Veggies


  • In a medium-sized bowl, cook noodles according to packages (just pour boiling water over noodles and separate with a fork. Let sit for up to 5 minutes)
  • In a separate bowl, add chicken, red pepper flakes, hoi sin sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic powder, and salt/pepper. Mix well, making sure chicken is covered in sauce
  • In a wok pan, add chicken and cook almost all the way through (10-15 minutes). Then add the veggies. Let the veggies cook and mix into chicken
  • Add eggs to the side of the pain and scramble. Mix into the chicken/veggies mixture
  • Finally, add the noodles. Mix together and ensure the noodles are well-incorporated/covered
  • Let cook for about 2 minutes, pan-frying noodles for short amount of time
  • Remove from heat
  • Enjoy!

That’s it!

Added Zest:
Red Pepper Flakes (this is optional, but highly recommend as it adds some nice flavor)
Sweet & Sour Sauce (either pour a little on top or add some to the chicken)
Sweet Chili Sauce (this is Blake’s go-to sauce whenever I make this)
Water chestnut (such nice crunch and added texture and does not have an overpowering flavor)
There is also a Gluten-Free kind of the Hokkien Noodles

Thank you so much for checking-in again this week. Honestly can’t believe I pulled this one out. I knew I wanted to do it for a while now, but finally writing it out on top of doing an incredibly deep blog post for next week and working a full-time job in office for the first time in over a year…I am TIRED. I also added a ‘Review’ section to my blog for all the protein powders, matcha, home delivery services, etc. you can find everything else there.

Overall, thankfully this recipe only takes about 30 minutes and while it may not be considered ‘healthy’ it is a great comfort meal to have when you just feel like you need some extra loving food…trust me, I get it.

Don’t forget to check out last week’s post on Post-Pandemic Pressure. I have had to refer to it a few times this week just to remind myself that all these feelings and how tired I am is normal when readjusting to a drastically different lifestyle. So, hope you’re all adjusting okay and see ya very soon 👋🏼


Author: Claire Elizabeth

My name is Claire Elizabeth and welcome to my lemon zest life! It all started back in 2015 when I began creating healthy recipes to support my busy lifestyle between the gym, full-time work, and full-time university. Four years later I have updated my healthy recipes but am still living that busy lifestyle. This is catered for the full-time employees, students, parents, and everyone in between that lives a lemon zest life, like me. xo.🍋 ​

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