How to Make Kua Mee (Sweet Fried Noodles)

Kua Mee, pan stir fried rice noodles with eggs, is a popular Laotian dish usually made in large amounts for parties. I used ingredients I had on hand and leftovers from previous meals.

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How to Make Kua Mee (Sweet Fried Noodles) Recipe
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Start by slicing up the shallots and dicing the garlic. I used 5-6 large garlic, and 2 large shallots.

Start by slicing up the shallots and dicing the garlic. I used 5-6 large garlic, and 2 large shallots.

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Make the eggs. Add fish sauce and beat. I eyeballed the fish sauce. Probably about a teaspoon or so.

Make the eggs. Add fish sauce and beat. I eyeballed the fish sauce. Probably about a teaspoon or so.

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Next, pour the eggs into a hot oiled pan.

Next, pour the eggs into a hot oiled pan.

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Try to cook it in one piece. I broke mine as you can see.

Try to cook it in one piece. I broke mine as you can see.

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Once the eggs are done, slice them up like this. I cut my eggs into 3 sections and then sliced them into smaller pieces.

Once the eggs are done, slice them up like this. I cut my eggs into 3 sections and then sliced them into smaller pieces.

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Next make the sauce. About 1/3C of each pictured sauce. Fish sauce, soy sauce, black soy sauce, and oyster sauce. I reused the same Pyrex that I previously measured sugar and oil in.

Next make the sauce. About 1/3C of each pictured sauce. Fish sauce, soy sauce, black soy sauce, and oyster sauce. I reused the same Pyrex that I previously measured sugar and oil in.

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Add some black pepper and msg (optional) to the sauce mixture. About 1tsp of black pepper and a pinch of msg.

Add some black pepper and msg (optional) to the sauce mixture. About 1tsp of black pepper and a pinch of msg.

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I brought out an extra large wok-pan to begin cooking the rest. Pour about 1/4C of oil and about 1/4C of sugar into the pan.

I brought out an extra large wok-pan to begin cooking the rest. Pour about 1/4C of oil and about 1/4C of sugar into the pan.

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Mix the oil and sugar until the sugar dissolves a little or turns a little brown. Mine never really turned brown. I still feel like this is too much sugar so maybe tone it down a little.

Mix the oil and sugar until the sugar dissolves a little or turns a little brown. Mine never really turned brown. I still feel like this is too much sugar so maybe tone it down a little.

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Then add shallots and garlic and stir fry until fragrant and a little brown.

Then add shallots and garlic and stir fry until fragrant and a little brown.

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Next add the sauce mixture.

Next add the sauce mixture.

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Also add 1/4C of water. Stir it all together nicely until you get a little simmer. My mom always says if it bubbles up in the middle while simmering, the ingredients are perfect. 😄

Also add 1/4C of water. Stir it all together nicely until you get a little simmer. My mom always says if it bubbles up in the middle while simmering, the ingredients are perfect. 😄

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Next add the rice noodles. I previously had these soaked and refrigerated because it's leftover from a previous meal. This is one package.

Next add the rice noodles. I previously had these soaked and refrigerated because it's leftover from a previous meal. This is one package.

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Stir the noodles into the sauce. I stopped to cut mine up as I stirred because I think it's easier to eat and stir that way. Stir fry til softened but not over cooked.

Stir the noodles into the sauce. I stopped to cut mine up as I stirred because I think it's easier to eat and stir that way. Stir fry til softened but not over cooked.

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Next transfer the cooked noodles into another bowl to cool for about 10 mins. I stirred it around to release the heat while cooling.

Next transfer the cooked noodles into another bowl to cool for about 10 mins. I stirred it around to release the heat while cooling.

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When cooled, add the bean sprouts and green onions. I meant to add the cilantro after I stirred it a little so it won't shrivel up due to the heat.

When cooled, add the bean sprouts and green onions. I meant to add the cilantro after I stirred it a little so it won't shrivel up due to the heat.

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Next add in the eggs and toss a little. Done!

Next add in the eggs and toss a little. Done!

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Bon apetit! 🍴

Bon apetit! 🍴

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I like mine spicy. 😄

I like mine spicy. 😄

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