Caramelized Soy Sauce Noodles with Sweet Potato & Mushrooms
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This dish of caramelized soy sauce noodles with sweet potatoes and shiitakes is an amazing combination of flavors, and it's super easy to make at home!
Recipe type: Noodles and Pasta
Cuisine: Chinese
Serves: 4 servings
  • 1 ½ tablespoons light or regular soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Shaoxing wine or dry sherry
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 6 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and julienned
  • 8 oz. shiitake mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 pound yakisoba, udon, or lo mein noodles (all work for these soy sauce noodles)
  • 2 tablespoons each finely chopped cilantro and scallion (optional)
  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the soy sauce, dark soy sauce, wine, sesame oil, brown sugar, and water.
  2. Heat 3 tablespoons oil in a wok over medium high heat, and add the julienned sweet potatoes. Stir-fry for about 5 minutes, allowing the sweet potatoes to brown. Remove from the wok and set aside.
  3. Add another 3 tablespoons of oil to the wok (still over medium high heat), and add the mushrooms. Stir-fry until the mushrooms are softened and slightly browned, splashing in a little more oil if it’s too dry.
  4. Crank up the heat to high, and add in the noodles, cooked sweet potato, and sauce mixture. Stir-fry and quickly toss everything together. Serve, sprinkled with cilantro and scallion (if using).
Recipe by The Woks of Life at