Taiwanese Noodles with Meat Sauce Recipe (or Taiwanese Spaghetti!)

Recipe for Taiwanese Meat Sauce served over noodles or rice. My kids call it Taiwanese Spaghetti!

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1 pound noodles or rice of your choice
1/2 cup chicken broth
2 tablespoons dark soy sauce (or oyster sauce)
2 teaspoon light (regular) soy sauce
1 teaspoon Chinese black vinegar (or young balsamic vinegar)
1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 teaspoons cooking oil
1/2 onion, chopped
1 pound ground pork (or ground beef/chicken/turkey)
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
One 8-ounce can bamboo shoots, drained and diced
4 ounces fresh shiitake mushrooms, diced
1 stalk green onion, chopped
1. Cook the noodles or rice according to package instructions. Drain.

2. In a small bowl, combine the chicken broth, dark soy sauce, regular soy sauce, vinegar, five spice powder and brown sugar. Set aside.

3. Heat a wok over medium-high heat. When hot, swirl in the cooking oil. Add in the onion and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the ground meat and cook for 2 minutes. Push aside the onion and ground beef to one side of the wok to create a small spot to fry the garlic. Add in the garlic and stir fry for a few seconds or until you begin smelling the garlic. Add in the bamboo shoots and mushrooms. Toss everything in the wok together.

4. Pour in the broth/soy sauce mixture and bring to a simmer. Cook for 2 minutes. Stir in the green onions. Serve the ground beef mixture over the noodles or rice.


dearberry says:

Mine turned really watery 🙁 and doesn’t look like this 🙁 what can I do next time to make it more like a sauce consistency

Caleb Liao says:

I don’t want to be disrespectful but this is not how to make this sauce. I understand that you are trying to substitute harder to find ingredients and streamline the process but it does not create a good sauce. First, you need to use dried mushrooms and put the soaking liquid in the sauce. Secondly, pork and better off, pork belly makes it a lot better. Thirdly, you should be simmering this sauce of at least 1 hour. Lastly you should be using fried onion or scallions at the end.

smiley uy says:

Dang, you cook so fast , but I like it..looks so good love it..Thanks for great videos.

tin tin says:

i love taiwanese spageti more super delicous

Daniel Plowman says:

Excellent!  I love new ideas!

linda yip says:

Can u put your recipes in the description boxes please? Looks yummy

dzikrina ana says:

Thanks for the recipe. I just made my own version of the sauce, it was nice 🙂

lotat mtb says:


Troy Hughes says:

That looks delicious but add some more spices

StigSlashBro says:

That looks amazing!

rebbielicious says:

I’ll be trying this soon!

vastawake says:

Delicious. I added frozen peas because I don’t really like mushrooms. It was awesome and I can see so many variations. Also added spicy chilis in oil to spice it up. Definitely a keeper.

Sabrina Smith says:

Holy cow this looks like something The Salivation Army on Facebook HAS to try! Thanks Jaden!

John Abbott says:

What do you do with the brown sugar?

Chan Perla says:

0:36 Don’t you think the mushroom look like a knelt down alien? LOL

Star Wars_Chola says:

mmmm that looks delicious.

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