Healthy Recipe: Five Happiness Fried Noodles

(Chicago) – Vital Bridges’ healthy recipe pick today is an Asian plate: Five Happiness Fried Noodles. You’re going to enjoy this one.

From the Chinatown Public Health Center and the San Francisco Department of Public Health, this dish provides five servings at only .76¢ per serving.

Here’s what you need to know:


10 cups water
1 pound egg noodles
1 tablespoon olive oil (or vegetable oil, divided)
3 cups bean sprout
1 cup bamboo shoots (julienned sliced thinly in strips)
1⁄2 cup carrot (shredded)
1⁄2 cup shiitake mushrooms (dried, soaked, stems removed, and julienned)
2 green onion (julienned)
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon soy sauce

Five Happiness Fried Noodles


1. In a large pot on high heat, bring 10 cups of water to boil. Cook noodles in boiling water until tender or “al-dente,” approximately 5 – 7 minutes, drain and set aside.

2. Heat a nonstick wok or pan over high heat. Add 1/2 tablespoon oil, swirling to coat the pan, add noodles and pan-fry until noodles are golden, about 7 to 10 minutes. Remove noodles from wok.

3. Add remaining 1/2 tablespoon oil to wok, add vegetables, and stir-fry until just cooked, about 5 to 7 minutes.

4. Return noodles to the wok, add salt, sugar and soy sauce.
Stir to combine and serve.


Per recipe: $3.76
Per serving: $0.75


Chinatown Public Health Center, San Francisco Department of Public Health.

Twitter @VitalBridges

Five Happiness Fried Noodles

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