Veg Hakka Noodles Recipe (with Step by Step Photos)

This quick and easy to make Chinese noodle dish is perfect as a snack or main course and for hosting great parties. In its typical preparation boiled noodles are tossed with garlic, ginger, chopped vegetables, soy sauce, chilli sauce, tomato ketchup and spices that gives it its signature taste and texture. However, in order to get the restaurant like taste and texture it needs to be cooked in a certain way and this step by step recipe of veg hakka noodles explains it with photos and detailed instructions. The tips and serving ideas given after directions will also help you avoid some common mistakes which can ruin the dish.

Chinese Hakka Noodles

2 cups Plain Noodles (150 gm pack)
6 cloves of Garlic, minced
1 teaspoon minced Ginger
1/4 cup sliced French Beans
1/4 cup finely chopped Spring Onion
1/2 cup thinly sliced Capsicum
1/2 cup shredded Cabbage
1/4 cup julienned Carrot
1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper Powder
2 teaspoons Soy Sauce
1½ teaspoons Chilli Sauce (red or green)
1 tablespoon Tomato Ketchup
1 tablespoon +1 tablespoon Oil
Salt to taste


  1. step-1
    Boil the noodles by following step by step recipe of simple noodles or by following the instruction given on the pack of noodles.
  2. step-2
    Cut the vegetables as mentioned in ingredients section. Make sure to chop the vegetables as thin as possible as they will take less time to cook.
  3. step-3
    Heat 1-tablespoon oil in a wok (chinese style cooking vessel) or a wide mouthed pan over medium flame. Add minced garlic and minced ginger and stir-fry for 30 seconds.
  4. step-4
    Add French beans and stir-fry for a minute. Add spring onion, capsicum, cabbage and carrot.
  5. step-5
    Stir-fry vegetables until they are cooked but still crunchy for approx. 2-minutes over high flame.
  6. step-6
    Add soy sauce, green chilli sauce, tomato ketch up, black pepper powder and salt (please note that we have also added salt while boiling noodles).
  7. step-7
    Mix well and cook for a minute.
  8. step-8
    Add boiled noodles.
  9. step-9
    Mix and toss until noodles are evenly coated with sauces and vegetables for approx. 1-minute. Turn off flame and transfer it to serving plate. Serve it with Hot and Sour soup or Dry Vegetarian Manchurian.
Tips and Variations:

  • To make non-sticky noodles, do not overcook them in step-1. Cook them until they are cooked but not mushy. Do not forget to pour cold water over noodles after cooking to remove excess starch.
  • You can use either green chilli sauce or red chilli sauce per your preference. Red chilli sauce will help you get the typical restaurant color.
  • Adjust quantity of chilli sauce and soy sauce per your taste. Do not add more soy sauce as it tastes bitter and it will change the taste of noodles.
  • All vegetables and noodles must be tossed over over high-flame to get restaurant like taste and texture.
  • For variation, add baby corns, red and yellow capsicum, mushrooms or any other vegetables of your choice.
Taste:  Mild Spicy
Serving Ideas:  Serve chinese hakka noodles with gobi Manchurian dry, Chinese veg fried rice and soup in dinner.

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Feb 14, 2018 by jatin galphate
can i omit the soy sauce & chilli sauce

Response: Hi Jatin. No, you can not omit soy sauce and chilli sauce. These sauces are must for noodles' taste.

Jan 28, 2018 by Pooja singh
Can I add ginger garlic paste..????

Response: Yes, you can add Ginger Garlic Paste if you do not have Ginger and Garlic separately.

Sep 09, 2017 by Archismita Neogy
Thank, it is very useful for me.
Can I use vinegar plz?

Response: If you like adding vinegar, you can add it.

Jul 01, 2017 by Jyothi
Can I omit chilli sauce?

Response: Yes, you can omit it.

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May 31, 2017 by Mariyah
It's very very useful for me.

May 31, 2017 by prisha
Very nice recipe.
Made our dinner delicious.

Apr 06, 2017 by Rajashree
Very yummy. Just made them...the idea of adding tomato ketchup makes it all the more tasty n tangy. Thank you so much.

Mar 24, 2017 by Tara
Hello, can I omit soy sauce?

Response: Yes Tara, you can omit the soy sauce but the taste will change a little bit.

Jan 15, 2017 by Aarti
Absolutely loved it. Never tried with ketchup but that is what put it over the top. Thanks!!

Oct 18, 2016 by Shirley
Sorry - nothing like the Hakka Chow we had in Calcutta many years ago. Needs much more flavour.

Response: Hello Shirly, sorry to hear that this you didn't like this. You can always increase the quantity of chilli sauce, tomato sauce and seasonings to enhance the flavor.

Aug 30, 2016 by Harshitha
Can I add thailand sauce in this recipe?

Response: Hello Harshita, I have never used thailand sauce in the noodles. But you can try it by adding it to the small amount of boiled noodles. After adding the sauce, taste the noodles and adjust other seasonings according to it.

May 25, 2016 by Bavan
Excellent serving and good taste.

Apr 13, 2016 by Narayan Mahale
Very nicely explaied. Looks yummy. Will give try soon. Thanks for sharing.

Dec 15, 2015 by Akshatha
Just loved these yummy noodles. They were so tasty....: )

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Dec 13, 2015 by Shoeb Shaikh
Thanks for sharing. Its really come amazing

Oct 09, 2015 by Ahana Das
What can I use if french beans and spring onions are not available?

Response: If you don't have french beans or spring onions, just skip them.

Sep 12, 2015 by Bikas priya das
This is my favorite site for recipes.What can we use if spring onion is not available?

Response: If it is not available, you can skip it.

Aug 02, 2015 by Priyanka
You are great. Thanks for the recipes.

Jun 11, 2015 by Shalini
A tasty recipe. The ratio of sauces is perfect. Your pictures also helps a lot.

Jan 06, 2015 by Charanya
Every kid loves noodles and so does my daughter. This is a tasty dish with easy to follow instructions.