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How To Cook Crispy Fried Noodles (Mì Xào Giòn) Like A Vietnamese?

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Originally from China, mi xao gion has become popular since being introduced to Vietnam, especially in Saigon. Today, we can prepare it at home with this standard mi xao gion recipe. Let’s learn more about this interesting dish as well as the mi xao don recipe in this article with Tasty Touch.

What is mi xao gion?

Crispy fried noodles (mi xao gion) are the common name for dishes made from the main ingredient of noodles with the stir-frying method. This is one of the popular dishes in street food in Asia.

The origin of crispy fried noodles is said to have originated in China. The oldest mentioned noodle dish was first found at the Chinaat archaeological sites, the Lat family (喇家), of the Qi family (齐家) culture in Qinghai, Shandong province. It is possible that the locals decided to dry or deep-fry the prepared noodles to keep them longer, but the true creator of this recipe is unknown.

Different versions of this recipe gradually spread throughout Asia, and now each province or region of Asia will have its own recipe variations that include stir-fried noodles with different ingredients and seasonings. 

Various Asian cuisines make rice, wheat, chickpeas, potatoes or galangal starch, buckwheat, acorn, and corn noodles boiled and fried to serve with vegetables, meat, or gravy. Recipes may call for crispy fried noodles to be served over soup, or they may call for noodles boiled and then fried with other condiments. Ready-to-eat crispy fried noodles are also available, which must be boiled with milk or broth before eating. 

Crispy fried noodles are served as a main dish with gravy on their own, but they can be fried and served with gravy drizzled on top.

Crispy Fried Noodles (Mì Xào Giòn) – A New And Delicious Dish Of Vietnamese

Recipe by Anne TranCourse: Beef, Noodles (Mì), Recipes, Shrimp, Vietnamese noodlesCuisine: VietnameseDifficulty: Medium


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Crispy Vietnamese fried noodles – Mì xào giòn are an easy and attractive dish with fresh vegetables mixed with sweet seafood and meat. What’s better than cold rain to enjoy hot, nutritious noodles with your family. Let’s go to the kitchen and try to make these crispy fried noodles with Tasty Touch!


  • Crispy fried noodles 2 packs

  • Fresh shrimp 200 gr

  • Fresh squid 200 gr

  • Pork skin ball 1/2 piece

  • Fresh shiitake mushrooms 100 gr

  • Straw mushroom 100 gr

  • Choy sum 100 gr

  • 1 carrot

  • Cassava root 1/2 of

  • Onion 1 piece

  • Green onion/celery 1 pinch

  • Garlic 4 cloves

  • Purple onion 2 pieces

  • White wine 4 tablespoons

  • Tapioca starch 1 tbsp

  • Oyster oil 1 tbsp

  • Cooking oil 500 ml

  • Common seasoning 1 little
    (salt / sugar / seasoning / monosodium glutamate / ground pepper)


  • Step 1: Preliminary processing of vegetables
    Peel the carrots and cassava roots, wash them, and cut them both into thin pieces. Kale washed, cut into pieces about 2 fingers long, drained.
    Green onions and celery cut off the roots, remove the dead leaves, then wash and cut into pieces. Onions are peeled, washed with water, and cut areca.
    Mushrooms and mushrooms are washed with clean water and then soaked in dilute salt water for about 10 minutes, then washed again, large mushrooms are cut in half or 3 pieces to taste, while small mushrooms are left whole. Garlic and shallots are peeled and chopped.
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  • Step 2: Prepare other ingredients
    To reduce the odor, after washing it once with water, soak the pork skin ball in white wine for about 30 minutes, then rinse it with clean water several times and cut it into bite-sized pieces on a cutting board.
    Shrimp washed with salt water, then rinsed, peeled, to be beautiful you can leave the shell of the tail.
    Cut off the eyes, ink sacs, and viscera, wash thoroughly, cut into bite-sized pieces, and dry.
  • Step 3: Stir-fried squid and shrimp balls
    Put the pan on the stove, heat 20ml of cooking oil, then add 1/3 of the minced onion and garlic and fry until fragrant, then add the balls and sauté on medium heat, after 5 minutes, when it’s cooked, take it out into a bowl.
    In the same frying pan, add 30ml of cooking oil and the remaining 1/2 place of minced onion and garlic, saute onion and garlic, and stir-fry shrimp and squid.
    Season with 1 teaspoon of seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of sugar, 1/3 teaspoon of monosodium glutamate, then season to taste, stir-fry for about 3 minutes, then the shrimp and squid are cooked. paint together with shading.
  • Step 4: Make mixed crispy fried noodles
    Heat 450ml of cooking oil and then fry the noodles on high heat, fry on both sides until golden crispy, then remove to a plate to drain the oil.
    In a frying pan, you pour out the cooking oil, leave about 2 tablespoons, heat the oil, and add the remaining minced onion and garlic to fry until fragrant.
    Next, add all the vegetables including carrots, onions, cassava roots, shiitake mushrooms, and green onions, and stir-fry quickly over high heat.
    When the vegetables are just cooked, add the pork skin balls, shrimp, and squid, and stir-fry together, add 1 tablespoon of oyster sauce and stir well.
    Stir-fry until the water boils, dissolve 1 tablespoon of tapioca flour with 30ml of water and then pour it into the saute pan, when the water boils, season to taste, add the green onions and celery to the island, turn off the heat, sprinkle 1 more teaspoon ground pepper.
    Scoop the fried vegetables with shrimp and squid balls on the plate of crispy fried noodles and you’re done.
  • Step 5: Finished product
    Crispy fried noodles mixed with delicious taste, fresh and sweet vegetables, sweet shrimp, soft and chewy squid, crispy pork skin balls, especially each strand of crispy and fatty noodles, all blend together round tasty, attractive.
    The delicious fried noodles are full of nutrients and can be used for breakfast or at any time.

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How many calories are in mi xao gion?

In fact, crispy Vietnamese fried noodles are a dish made from noodles and combined with other foods such as eggs, meat, vegetables, and other spices such as salt, pepper, and sauce,… Due to the combination of many different spices, the crispy fried noodles have a delicious taste. This dish is very quick and simple to prepare, so it is loved by many people.

So how many calories are in mi xao gion? According to nutrition experts, regular crispy fried noodles in 100g of noodles will contain about 190 calories. But that’s when you use noodles and don’t add any ingredients. When you combine crispy fried noodles with other ingredients, the calories in crispy fried noodles will increase. As follows:

  • 100g of seafood crispy fried noodles contains about 245 calories.
  • Vegetarian crispy fried noodles contain about 170 calories.
  • 100g of beef crispy noodles contains about 225 calories, and 1 plate of beef crispy fried noodles contains about 500-600 calories.
  • 100g egg-fried noodles contain 190 calories.

Thus, depending on the quantity and ingredients that you combine, each type of noodle will have different calories. But in general, the calories in crispy fried noodles are considered quite high.

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Is mi xao gion healthy/good for you?

According to nutrition experts, an average adult will need to consume about 2000 calories per day to maintain the body’s activities. If you eat 3 meals a day, the amount of calories you need to provide your body with each meal is 667 calories.

Accordingly, if you eat crispy Vietnamese fried noodles to replace the main meal and do not eat other dishes, you will need about 400g of crispy fried noodles to feel full. At this time, depending on the ingredients that you process, the calories provided to the body will range from 680 to 900 calories. If you eat 3 meals of crispy fried noodles a day, your calorie intake will be from 2040 to 2700 calories, which is greater than your body’s desired energy level.

Therefore, with the question of whether eating crispy fried noodles is fat? The answer is yes. Not only that, but crispy fried noodles also contain a lot of starch and fat, but are low in protein and fiber. Therefore, if you eat a lot of crispy fried noodles and don’t eat other foods, it will lead to nutritional imbalance, not good for your health.

At this time, eating crispy fried noodles not only affects your physique but also affects your health. Specifically, if you eat a lot of crispy fried noodles, it can cause heat in the skin leading to acne, high blood pressure, kidney stones (due to high salt content), calcium deficiency, osteoporosis, and weak teeth (due to phosphate content). Moreover, the process of frying crispy noodles in oil at high temperatures can produce many other toxic substances that cause cancer risk, and accelerate the aging process…

Therefore, experts recommend that you, especially those who are in the process of losing weight or at risk of obesity, should limit eating this dish. Each week should only eat 1-2 times and each time should not exceed 300g. When eating crispy fried noodles, you should eat more vegetables to supplement fiber and lean meat so that the body has enough protein.

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What does mi xao gion taste like?

Crispy fried noodles (mi xao gion) are a dish of the Chinese, but when it was introduced to Vietnam, they quickly became a familiar dish for Vietnamese people, especially in the land of Saigon. From small and yellow noodles, Vietnamese people have processed many attractive dishes such as vegetarian fried noodles, noodle soup noodles, duck noodles, and crispy Vietnamese fried noodles…

Just hearing the name can already see the difference in processing. Crispy fried noodles will be fried in a pan with a lot of oil to make them more crispy, different from the soft noodles we usually eat. Delicious crispy fried noodles must be crispy noodles with vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli, tomatoes… seafood shrimp, and squid combined with pork, heart, liver… as well as sauces. The paste has created a delicious, colorful dish. 

The combination of vegetables, seafood, and beef with golden, crispy noodles has created a delicious and extremely interesting fried noodle dish. A plate of hot and crispy fried noodles with harmonious colors when enjoying, you can feel the crunchiness of the noodles, the rich taste of the sauce, and the sweetness of the accompanying ingredients that have conquered many diners.

Remove the noodles to a plate and pour the sauce on top. We should eat it while it is still hot to see the full delicious taste. The noodles are golden, crispy, and shiny without being greasy. Enjoy slowly, we will feel the crispiness of the noodles immersed in the rich sauce, not at all soft. 

Let’s try to cook Mì xào gà with our recipe.

Tips for making mi xao gion – Cach lam mi xao gion 

  • Crispy noodles must be used from fresh noodles or soaked noodles.
  • Soak the noodles in water until soft, then use your hands to shake the noodles to loosen them and let them dry.
  • Heat the oil very hot and fry the noodles. Remember to fry the noodles in the oil and wait for the oil to boil before dropping the noodles in or the fried noodles will be cracked.
  • Fry until golden, then take out the basket and line it with absorbent paper to absorb the oil.
  • Crispy fried noodles should be used while still hot for a fuller, more attractive flavor.

The plate of mi xao gion with harmonious and eye-catching colors will stimulate your stomach. The delicate blend of each noodle, sauce, and accompanying ingredients has conquered many diners, even the most fastidious people. Have a good meal!

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