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Last Updated on December 22, 2023

Mi Xao Gion or Stir Fried Crispy Noodles is a beloved Vietnamese dish and surprisingly simple to make. Craving a taste of Vietnam but unsure how to recreate it at home?

Our guide will walk you through creating this flavorful stir-fry using store-bought crispy noodles—no need for any fancy ingredients or complicated techniques here.

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Get ready; your kitchen’s about to turn into the best Vietnamese restaurant in town! And I know you’ll be making this dish very often from now on!

Mi Xao Gion – Vietnamese Crispy Noodles Stir Fry

Mi Xao Gion is a delicious Vietnamese chow Mein noodles that showcases the delightful crunch of crispy fried noodles.

Its moniker, “Mi xao gion”, translates to “crispy fried noodles” in Vietnamese, directly describing the star element of this popular Asian cuisine.

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Traditionally, this dish is made with freshly deep-fried thin noodles. In order to make it an easy-to-whip-up dish. I decided to use store-bought crispy noodles to save time and hassle and make it a 30-minute meal!

The magic begins with crispy noodles bought from stores and pre-cooked to perfection until they embody a remarkable crispiness.

This noodle stir-fry is not just about its unique texture but also incorporates an aromatic blend of stir-fry sauce along with tofu and a variety of fresh vegetables which add vibrancy and depth to its flavor profile.

Seasoned amply with diverse sauces and spices for tantalizing taste buds everywhere, it’s no wonder that mi xao gion has found its place on menus at Vietnamese restaurants worldwide!

📖 Recipe With Store-Bought Crispy Fried Noodles

The key ingredient for this dish is the crispy noodles, which we use store-bought and pre-cooked for convenience.

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These noodles have a delicate crispy texture and soak up flavorful sauce beautifully.

Most pre-made crispy noodles are made with flour, water, and salt. However, some may contain eggs, please check ingredient labels before purchasing.

Vegetables are an important component of this dish and provide added flavor and freshness. Common choices include bell peppers, carrots, broccoli, mushrooms, and bean sprouts.

This recipe yields for 3-4 portions, you’ll need the following ingredients:

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  • 2 tbsp canola or vegetable oil for cooking
  • 7 oz store-bought crispy noodles
  • 1/2 ea large yellow onion
  • 7 oz firm tofu (diced)
  • 2 bunch baby Bok Choy
  • 3 cups green cabbage (shredded)
  • 1/2 ea red bell pepper (sliced)
  • 1/2 ea green bell pepper (sliced)
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 2 sprigs cilantro * optional

Stir Fry Sauce Recipe

In terms of seasonings and sauces, there is room for creativity in mi xao gion.

Soy sauce is commonly used to add umami flavor while oyster sauce adds depth to the dish.

Other popular additions include garlic powder or minced garlic for extra aroma and chili flakes or chili peppers for those who like some heat.

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  • 1.5 cup vegetable stock
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon vegan oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper

Optional: Feel free to use a dash of Shaoxing rice wine in the sauce and sesame oil to drizzle at the end if you have them on hand. 

How to Make Mi Xao Gion In Under 30 Mins

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  1. Add veggie stock, water, light soy sauce, vegan oyster sauce, hoisin sauce, minced garlic, cornstarch, and ground black pepper to a mixing bowl.
  2. Stir until well combined.
  3. Heat the oil in a large wok or a large pan on high heat. When the oil is hot, pan-fry the diced tofu.
  4. Remove the tofu once crispy and golden and set aside.
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  1. If you use an air fryer to heat crispy noodle nests, reheat them at 212°F/100°C for 10 minutes. If you use a microwave, you can heat the noodles for 30 seconds when your stir fry is ready.
  2. On medium heat, add a bit of oil to the wok, add yellow onion, cabbage, red and green bell peppers, and fry until slightly charred.
  3. Quickly stir the stir fry sauce mixture to ensure no corn starch settles at the bottom and add it to the work.
  4. Add the Bok Choy and tofu back to the wok, cook until the sauce thickens, and taste to see if more salt and pepper is needed.
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  1. Place the warm crispy noodles (noodles must be warm) onto a bowl and pour the stir fry mixture on top of the noodles. Combine the crispy noodles with the fragrant stir-fry gravy. Garnish with fresh bean sprouts and cilantro and serve immediately. Enjoy your crispy Chow Mein!

Mì Xào Giòn Tips and Variations

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There are several tips and variations to keep in mind when making mi xao gion with store-bought crispy noodles. Firstly, feel free to get creative with the protein you use.

While tofu and Yuba are common choices, you can also try using tempeh or a combination of mocked meat for added flavor.

Additionally, don’t be afraid to experiment with different vegetables. Broccoli, baby corn, carrots, bamboo shoots, water chestnuts, and oyster mushrooms all work well in this dish.

Another tip is to make sure your stir-fry mixture is flavorful. Use some vegan fish sauce for an authentic Vietnamese taste. You can also add minced ginger for extra depth of flavor.

Lastly, remember not to overcook the vegetables. Allow them to retain their crunchiness by quickly tossing them together before serving.

Overall, mi xao gion offers endless possibilities for customization based on your preferences and dietary needs.

Don’t hesitate to add your own twist by incorporating favorite ingredients or experimenting with different sauces and seasonings!

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With store-bought crispy noodles to save time frying the noodles from scratch, mi xao gion is a delicious and convenient dish under 30 minutes to make at home.

With just a few simple steps, you can enjoy the satisfying crunch of pan-fried noodles combined with flavorful vegetables.

Whether you’re craving a quick weeknight meal or looking to impress guests, this Vietnamese-inspired stir-fry will surely satisfy your taste buds. Try it out today and experience the delightful textures and flavors of mi xao gion!

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FAQS – READER INTERACTIONS

1. HOW DO I MAKE MI XAO GION WITH STORE-BOUGHT CRISPY NOODLES?

To make mi xao gion with store-bought crispy noodles, start by stir-frying your choice of protein and vegetables in a hot wok. Then, toss in the crispy noodles and sauce mixture until well-coated. Serve immediately for a delicious and crunchy dish.

2. WHERE CAN I FIND STORE-BOUGHT CRISPY NOODLES FOR MI XAO GION?

Store-bought crispy noodles can typically be found in the Asian section of supermarkets or specialty Asian grocery stores. They are often packaged as dried noodles or nests that can easily be fried or reheated to achieve their signature crispiness.

3. CAN I USE OTHER TYPES OF NOODLES INSTEAD OF STORE-BOUGHT CRISPY NOODLES FOR MI XAO GION?

Although traditionally made with store-bought crispy noodles, you can experiment with different noodle varieties if desired. Thin rice vermicelli or even thick wheat-based chow mein style noodles can be substituted while still creating a tasty mi xao gion dish.

4. WHAT SAUCES WORK WELL FOR MI XAO GION WITH STORE-BOUGHT CRISPY NOODLES?

Commonly used sauces for mi xao gion include soy sauce, vegan oyster sauce, and hoisin sauce. You can customize the flavors to your preference by adjusting the amounts of each sauce used or adding additional seasonings such as garlic, ginger, or chili paste for an extra kick.

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Vegetable Stir Fried Crispy Noodles (Mi Xao Gion)

This dish is a stir-fried noodle dish that is popular in Vietnamese cuisine. It is made with a variety of ingredients, including tofu and vegetables.
5 from 17 votes
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 460kcal
Author: SHU-CHUN

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 7 oz store-bought vegan crispy noodles 210g
  • ½ large yellow onion sliced
  • 7 oz firm tofu 200g, diced
  • 2 bunch baby Bok Choy
  • 3 cup green cabbage roughly chopped
  • ½ ea red bell pepper sliced
  • ½ ea green bell pepper sliced

Stir Fry Sauce

Garnish

  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 2 sprig cilantro

Instructions

  • Add veggie stock, water, light soy sauce, vegan oyster sauce, hoisin sauce, minced garlic, corn starch, and ground black pepper to a mixing bowl.
  • Stir until well combined.
  • Heat the oil in a large wok or a large pan on high heat. When the oil is hot, pan fry the diced tofu.
  • Remove the tofu once crispy golden and set aside.
  • If you use an air fryer to heat crispy noodle nests, reheat them at 212°F/100°C for 10 minutes. If you use a microwave, you can heat the noodles for 30 seconds when your stir fry is ready.
  • On medium heat, add a bit of oil to the wok, add yellow onion, cabbage, red and green bell peppers, and fry until until slightly charred.
  • Quick stir the stir fry sauce mixture to ensure no corn starch settles at the bottom and add it to the work.
  • Add the Bok Choy and tofu back to the wok, cook until the sauce thickens, taste to see if more salt and pepper is needed.
  • Place the warm crispy noodles (noodles must be warm) onto a bowl and pour the stir fry mixture on the top of the noodles. Combine the crispy noodles with the fragrant stir-fry gravy.
    Garnish with fresh bean sprouts and cilantro and serve immediately. Enjoy your crispy Chow Mein!

Nutrition

Serving: 1portion | Calories: 460kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: