All-Purpose Noodle Stir Fry Sauce

An all-purpose sauce to make stir-fried noodles.

3-6 servings

Time: 10 mins

Ethan ChlebowskiBy Ethan Chlebowski

This is the all-purpose stir-fry sauce I used in my Noodle Blueprint video that outlines how to make noodles in 15 minutes with whatever you have on hand.

Ethan Chlebowski

Ethan Chlebowski



  • All purpose sauce components

    • soy sauce
      2 parts200 g
    • chinese black vinegar
      1 part100 g
    • oyster sauce
      1/2 part50 g
  • Additions (optional)

    • garlic
      , grated
      3 cloves
    • fresh ginger
      , grated
      1 knob
    • sesame oil
      a spoonful
    • chinese red chili flakes
      a sprinkle
  • For thickening (optional)

    • cornstarch
      1 parta spoonful
    • water
      2 parts2 spoonfuls


Step 1: Make the sauce base

Combine all of the all-purpose sauce ingredients and mix together.

  • This sauce makes a great stir-fry seasoning as is, but feel free to add aromatics or thicken the texture.

Step 2: Add additional sauce components

Add all of the additional sauce components: ginger, garlic, sesame oil, and red chili flake.

  • Feel free to add whatever else you might like to your sauce now (siracha, scallions, etc.)

Step 3: Thicken the sauce

To thicken, add the noodle sauce to a pan over medium heat. Make a of 1 part cornstarch and 2 parts water. Once the noodle sauce is , drizzle in the slurry little by little until it thickens to your desired texture.

  • Thickening the sauce ahead of time is optional. You can always wait to add a starch slurry during the final stages of stir-frying with all the other ingredients.

Step 4: Serve

Use with noodles, vegetables, and meats of all sorts.



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