Street Style Zucchini Hakka Noodles

Vegetable Hakka Noodles with Zucchini

Chowmein—Yum Yum!! Hakka noodles is a favorite in our household, besides Pasta of course. It is a classic street style dish that is a little tangy, little spicy, little greasy, little crunchy – all things that make it irresistible. It is full of flavor and the best of all, it is packed with veggies! So, I happily make it for my kids and the adults thoroughly enjoy it too!

Indian Chinese is a real cuisine in India and has many more flavor profiles (mostly focused on spice) compared to authentic Chinese. There are high-end restaurants to street stalls dedicated to serving staple dishes like Manchow Soup, Veg Manchurian, Paneer Chilly, Crispy Potatoes, Shezwan Fried rice, and the list goes on! All of these dishes are simply amazing and I binge on this big time when I visit home.

My recipe below is very quick and easy to put together, making it a great weeknight meal or a fun appetizer/entree option. I also add a good amount of zoodles that go unseen for the pickiest eater as they are so good at absorbing flavor. The sesame seeds push up the nutrition and add a great crunch. Don’t reduce the amount of recommended oil; since there is no sauce. You almost need it so that the noodles don’t turn sticky and dry.

I use the Ching’s Secret Veg Hakka Noodle that is easily found in Indian groceries. But, feel free to substitute with whole wheat, gluten free or regular spaghetti as well. Hakka noodles are just a little thinner and more starchy. 

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Vegetable Hakka Noodles with Zucchini

Street Style Zucchini Hakka Noddles

  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Person 1x


No-fuss Weeknight Noodles packed with lots of veggies and flavor. Bonus: Includes a good amount of Zoodles 🙂



Noodles and Vegetables

  • 1 packet Ching’s Secret Veg Hakka Noodles (150g)
  • 1 tbsp Sesame oil (preferred, but you can use any oil)
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 2 tbsp Garlic
  • 2 tbsp Ginger
  • ½ cup chopped Scallion whites
  • ½ cup chopped Scallion greens
  • 1 cup shredded Green cabbage
  • ½ cup shredded Carrots
  • ½ cup julienned Bell pepper (Red and green look good)
  • ½ cup long cut Green beans (see tip below)
  • 1 large Zucchini; spiraled or shred lengthwise


  • ¼ cup Soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp Rice Vinegar or White Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Red chilli sauce (optional)
  • 1 tbsp Ketchup
  • ½ tbsp White pepper powder or black pepper powder
  • Salt to Taste


  1. Boil and drain the noodles per the packet instructions and oil them slightly
  2. Meanwhile, prep all your veggies (see shortcut tip below)
  3. Combine the sauce ingredients and set aside
  4. Heat a deep saute pan on medium high.
  5. Add oil and once it starts to shimmer, add garlic, ginger and scallion whites. Saute continuously for 30 seconds.
  6. Now, add all the veggies (except the zoodles or zucchini noodles) and mix well so that the oil coats them nicely.
  7. Keep tossing occasionally for 3-4 mins until the veggies are 3/4th cooked.
  8. Add the noodles, zoodles and the prepared sauce. Toss everything quickly until well combined.
  9. Adjust salt and pepper, add scallion greens and remove from heat.
  10. Give it a final toss and serve immediately.


  • You can substitute the Hakka noodles, with whole wheat, gluten free, regular spaghetti. The Hakka noodles are just a little thinner and more starchy. 
  • If you don’t want to shred cabbage and carrots, then you can easily use 1.5 cups of pre-cut coleslaw bag from the grocery. This bag from Trader Joe’s is pretty awesome – just skip the dressing. You can also use any Broccoli slaw bag for a nutritional boost.
  • You can skip/replace any of the mentioned vegetables. The recommended veggies cook fairly quickly so ensure your replaced veggies will cook as quickly as well or are precooked before use.
  • If serving only adults, don’t overcook the veggies. They rather have a bite to it as the crunch tastes amazing.
  • Zucchini is not traditionally added, it is optional as I like to add as many veggies as possible for the kids
  • Category: Appetizer, Dinner
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Indian

Keywords: hakka noodles, chowmein, indian chinese noodles, weeknight asian noodle, easy noodles, vegetarian noodles, zoodles recipe, street style noodles, 30 min dinner ideas, pasta, quick pasta, noodle pasta

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