Sweet and Sour Noodles

Sweet and Sour Noodles

Sweet and sour sauce is easy to knock together at home and can be made with a few cupboard ingredients. If you don’t have soy sauce in the house you can pick up a bottle in most supermarkets for less than a couple of quid – and it’ll come in handy time and time again!

Serves 2


  • 200g egg noodles
  • 2 tablespoons tomato ketchup
  • 1 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2cm ginger root, grated

Optional: 1/2 red pepper, sliced; 2 spring onions, sliced


  1. Grab a small bowl and make your sweet and sour sauce. Mix together the ketchup, soy sauce, garlic and ginger and set aside.
  2. Get a pan of water on the boil. Add salt then cook your noodles according to the instructions on the packet. Normally they’ll take no more than 5 mins
  3. If you are adding red pepper or spring onion (or both), slice these while the noodles are cooking and set to one side.
  4. Once the noodles are cooked through, drain and place back in the saucepan. Add your sauce and veg if using. Mix thoroughly, divide between two bowls and serve hot.
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