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Vietnamese Garlic Noodles with Shrimp

These Vietnamese garlic noodles with jumbo shrimp are incredibly easy to make, and so delicious. Made with Asian and American pantry staples, it’s a comforting bowl of goodness that can be made in about 30 minutes - perfect for busy weeknights! 
4.93 from 13 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Vietnamese
Servings 6 people
Calories 404 kcal


  • Wok or Stir fry pan


  • 1 pound Thin spaghetti I use Barilla brand
  • 1 ½ pounds jumbo shrimp
  • 6 cloves minced garlic about 2 tablespoons
  • 5 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 5 tablespoons pasta water
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • grated parmesan cheese optional to taste
  • sliced green onion for garnish
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  • Cook the pasta according to package instructions. Saving 1 cup of pasta water. Do not rinse after cooking.
  • Heat oil in a large pan over medium high heat. Add the shrimp and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 3 minutes
  • Turn the shrimp over then add the butter, oyster sauce, sugar and garlic. Mix into the shrimp. Cook shrimp for another 3 minutes, or until cooked.
  • Add drained, cooked noodles in the sauce. Add pasta water 1 tablespoon at a time to desired sauce consistency. Toss pasta until evenly coated.
  • Salt and pepper to taste and garnish with sliced green onions and optional grated parmesan cheese.


*Nutritional facts provided are only an estimate, accuracy is not guaranteed.
  • Prep all the ingredients first, then start cooking. You don’t want to cook the noodles too far in advance or they’ll dry out and clump together.
  • If using thin noodles, cook them just to al dente for that perfect bite. 
  • Adding pasta water to the sauce will help thin the sauce out a bit, making it easier to distribute and mix into the noodles.  


Serving: 6peopleCalories: 404kcalCarbohydrates: 62gProtein: 26gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 144mgSodium: 1065mgPotassium: 327mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 217IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 96mgIron: 1mg
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