Kittencal's Quick 5-Minute Chinese Noodles

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

I make this often it's easy and a great way to use up leftover cooked spaghetti, after you chop the garlic and green onions this takes only about 5 minutes to make, the amounts listed are really only a guideline you may use any amount of spaghetti and adjust all other ingredients to suit your taste --- I have left the chili flakes as optional you may omit or adjust to heat level, we like spicy so I always use lots! --- make certain to use only cold spaghetti for this, you may use cooked Chinese soba noodles if desired in place of the spaghetti, I like to add in a few teaspoons sesame oil also while cooking, prep time does not include cooking the spaghetti

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the spaghetti in boiling water until al dente (it is best to slightly under cook) drain then rinse well under cold water, then drain again; transfer to a bowl, cover and refrigerate until cold.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add in the chopped garlic and chili flakes, cook stirring for 2 minutes.
  3. Add in the cold spaghetti and toss using long tongs until the pasta is hot.
  4. Pour the soy sauce over the hot pasta and continue tossing with tongs adding in more soy sauce if needed until you have the desired flavor that you want.
  5. Season with black pepper if desired.
  6. Transfer to a bowl then toss with chopped green onions.
Most Helpful

Thank you Kittencal, for a wonderful recipe. This was so easy, I couldn't believe it. Proportions are great, though I did add a few more red pepper flakes at the end. Also used only 2T of veg oil and 1T of sesame oil to fry. Came out absolutely great. I'll try variations in the future, but this is a base for a really great meal!

nudnik February 18, 2013

i have never been dissapointed in any of kittencalskitchen's recipes!! and this was no exception...i added a few teaspoons of sesame oil and a sprinkle of sesame seeds... i also had some left over pork tenderloin that i cut into thin strips and added, and a few snow peas, served with mexican eggrolls..a keeper!! thanks

rbaugie August 27, 2012

Terrific! I added about a cup of leftover cooked chicken and a scant teaspoon of ground ginger, and it was an outstanding dinner! Thanks for another great recipe!

Amythyst April 07, 2009