Fried Noodle Topping

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Instant Pot Asian Pressure Cooker Meals: Fast, Fresh & Affordable

By Patricia Tanumihardja

Published 2020

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Make the topping ahead of time. Once they’re cool, store in an airtight container kept in a dry, cool place for a day or two.


  • 3 ounces (90 g) cooked noodles (enough to top 4 to 6 bowls)
  • Vegetable oil
  • Rack or


  1. Pour enough oil into a wide medium pot to reach a depth of 2 inches (5 cm) and set the pot over medium-high heat. Heat the oil to 350°F (or test the temperature by dropping a piece of noodle into the oil; it should turn golden brown in about 20 seconds).
  2. Pat the noodles dry if necessary. Toss on a plate to separate them so there are no clumps. Divide into 4 to 6 p