San Francisco Style Garlic Noodles Recipe

San Francisco style garlic noodles recipe

In this article, we will discuss about how to make a San Francisco style garlic noodles recipe.

If you are a person who is looking to for a dish, wish is easy to cook and packed with full flavors in the box. At that time, the San Francisco style garlic noodles recipe is best suited for you to make at your home quickly.

Recipe NameSan Francisco Style Garlic Noodles Recipe
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Servings2 servings

It is a Popular Dish from the Bay Area

A few years back, when I was on vacation to the Bay Area, in the afternoon time I went to a restaurant near my location.

I ate these garlic noodles, and I came to know that it was the signature dish in the restaurant .it were soft, chewy noodles served on a small plate with lots of garlic on it along with some butter.

I can say that it is the best garlic noodles I have eaten till now. This is the best-suited side dish for people who want more protein in their meals.

I searched about these dishes online, but this was only a restaurant dish. Many tried to make this at home, but no one has created a similar taste.


  • 1 cup of Noodles (Of your choice. Most recommended is wheat noodles)
  • 1 cup of unsalted butter
  • 6 Gloves of garlic chopped or smashed
  • 1 Tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon of Golden mountain sauce or soy sauce
  • ½ cup nicely grated Parmesan cheese.
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Equipment : 

  • Tongs or stirring noodles
  • Large pot for boiling noodles.
  • Colander for draining noodles.


Step 1: Cooking The noodles 

Take a large pot and fill it with water and boil on high heat. Then add noodles in pot and cook them for 8–10 minutes. With the help of tongs, stir the noodles to avoid them from sticking each other. Once cooking is complete, drain them using a Colander and keep them aside.

Step 2: Making garlic butter

While the noodles are cooking on the other side, melt butter in a pan with a medium flame. After butter is melted completely, add the chopped garlic in the pan and sauté for 2–3 minutes till garlic gets fragmented. Remove the pan from the stove and keep this a side.

Step 3: Adding Parmesan Cheese

Sprinkle finely graded cheese on top of the noodles and with the help of a spoon make them evenly coated. Then, place the pan and cook the noodles on medium flame for 1–2 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Step 4: Serving

Transfer your noodles in to a serving bowl and garnish them with the parsley and green onions.

Tips to make perfect garlic noodles.

Ensure that your noodles sound not overcooked. it will become mushy and do not hold with garlic, butter, and cheese.

Use fresh garlic in your recipe because garlic powder will not give you the same flavor. Don’t use pre-shredded cheese in the noodle because it contains additives which will affect the texture and taste. 


What is Golden Mountain Sauce?

This is one of the most essential sauces in making this recipe more flavorful. This is called as the “seasoning sauce”. Golden Mountain is a famous brand which sells the best seasoning sauce in many parts, so the sauce will be popularly called as golden mountain sauce.

What Can Replace Oyster Sauce?

Soy sauce will be a substitute for oyster sauce. Which will be readily available in the stores and similar in lacks sweetness and thickness.

What is the Origin of garlic noodles?

Garlic noodles is a famous and signature dish in many restaurants in Bay Area. Garlic noodles are invented by chef Helene An during the 1970s at her restaurant.

What is the difference between Hakka noodles and garlic noodles?

Hakka noodle is a type of Chinese egg noodles fried with vegetables and meat; these are milder in taste. At the same time, garlic noodles are a specific dish which is tossed with garlic oil and cheese which are spicy in taste.

What are 4 different types of noodles?

The four different types of noodles includes wheat noodles, rice noodles buckwheat noodles and egg noodles. These are used depending upon the type of recipe.

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