Sweet Soy Noodle Recipe with Aubergine

Sweet soy aubergine noodles

  • serves 2
  • Easy

Ditch the take away menu and grab a pan, these low calorie vegetarian noodles are a quick and easy mid-week meal idea guaranteed to hit the spot



  • aubergines 2 medium
  • vegetables or groundnut oil
  • dried medium egg noodles 100g
  • sesame oil
  • spring onions 2, shredded
  • coriander a handful, chopped


  • soy sauce 3 tbsp
  • brown sugar 1 tbsp
  • red chilli 1, finely chopped plus extra to serve if you like
  • garlic 1 clove, crushed
  • ginger walnut-sized piece, finely grated
  • rice vinegar 2 tbsp


  • Step 1

    Mix all the sauce ingredients together and leave to sit while you cook the aubergine.

  • Step 2

    Cut the aubergines into thick batons. Put in a bowl and toss with 1 tbsp oil and a good sprinkling of salt.

  • Step 3

    Heat a large non-stick frying pan. Add the aubergine and dry fry on a medium/low heat until golden and completely tender and cooked through. Don’t be tempted to add any extra oil as this will make the finished dish too greasy.

  • Step 4

    Cook the noodles following the packet instructions. Drain and toss with a few drops of sesame oil then divide between two shallow bowls. Add the sweet soy mix to the aubergine pan and let it bubble up for a couple of minutes.

  • Step 5

    Spoon the aubergine and sauce over the noodles then finish with a sprinkle of spring onion, coriander and extra chilli if you like.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 404
  • Fat 10g
  • Saturates 1.2g
  • Carbs 59.3g
  • Sugars 23.8g
  • Fibre 15.1g
  • Protein 11.8g
  • Salt 3.9g