The great thing about green cabbage is that it’s mild flavor pairs well with bold flavors. This noodle stir fry has bold flavors from ginger, garlic, chili paste, and soy sauce.

Chinese Cabbage Noodle Stir-Fry [Vegan]






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For the Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon each: chili paste, sesame oil, and brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon corn starch

For the Stir-Fry:

  • 1 small bunch green onions, divided and minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • Splash olive oil
  • 6-ounces noodles (ramen, lo mein, or wide rice noodles)
  • 5 cups roughly chopped green cabbage (1/2 a small head)
  • 2 cups shredded carrots


  1. Mix together the soy sauce, rice vinegar, chili paste, sesame oil, and brown sugar. In another small container, whisk together the water and corn starch. Pour the corn starch slurry into the sauce and whisk to combine.
  2. Cut the root off the green onions. Mince the white and light green part of the onion, set aside. Slice the green tops, and set aside.
  3. Cook noodles according to package directions. I used lo mein noodles and found that I only needed half the cooking time instructed on the box, so watch your noodles carefully! Rinse under water to keep the noodles from sticking together.
  4. Meanwhile, in a large skillet (I used a 15 inch cast iron) over medium heat, combine a splash of olive oil with the ginger, garlic, and minced white and light green parts of the green onions. Cook until fragrant and starting to brown, 1-2 minutes.
  5. Mix in cabbage and carrots. Cook another 2-4 minutes, or until the veggies are tender crisp.
  6. Stir in cooked noodles.
  7. Give the sauce another whisk to lift any settled corn starch. Poor into the skillet and stir to combine. Cook 2-3 minutes or until the sauce is thickened and the cornstarch is cooked.
  8. Divide the noodle stir fry among 4 plates, and top with the sliced green onions. Serve.

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Nutritional Information

Per Serving: Calories: 149 | Carbs: 24 g | Fat: 5 g | Protein: 3 g | Sodium: 1025 mg | Sugar: 8 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.