Chili Garlic Noodles 3 Steps
To prepare the sauce, in a small mixing bowl combine the hot water with the sugar and whisk until the sugar has dissolved. Add in the remainder of the sauce ingredients (soy sauce, chiu chow chili oil, Chinese black vinegar and sesame oil) whisk until even and set aside.
To prepare the crispy garlic, heat the canola oil in a medium-sized pot, once the oil reaches 350°F, carefully add in the minced garlic. Stir very regularly and allow the oil to fry until it reaches a golden brown colour, approximately 5-8 minutes on medium heat. Once the garlic is golden, strain through a fine mesh strainer and spread onto a paper towel-lined plate and season with a sprinkle of salt. Allow to cool. (Note: the oil that the garlic was fried in can be saved and used for sautés and stir fries. The fried garlic can be stored in a cool dry place for up to 1 month.
Cook the noodles according to package directions, and strain. Toss immediately in as much or as little of the sauce as desired. Top with crispy fried garlic and sliced scallions.