Stir Fry Beef Noodle Recipe

January 14, 2023  Cambodian Chef Avatar
Stir Fry Beef Noodle Recipe

The Stir Fry Beef Noodle Recipe, known as khmer char mee, is a delicious and easy-to-make dish with a unique Khmer twist. Distinguished from Pad Thai, this recipe involves stir-frying soaked dried noodles and serving them with tuk trey, a sweet fish sauce, garnished with crushed peanuts.

To prepare this flavorful dish, start by soaking a package of dried noodles in warm water for at least 30 minutes, then drain and set them aside. In a non-stick fry pan, heat oil and stir-fry minced garlic until brown, then add sliced chicken, pork, beef, fried egg, or shrimp, cooking until the meat is done.

Prepare the stir fry sauce by mixing fish sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar or palm sugar, thick soy sauce, and tamarind concentrate in a small bowl. Add this sauce to the stir-fried noodles, adjusting with water if needed to achieve the desired tenderness. As the noodles near completion, incorporate bean sprouts, chopped green onions, and chives, stir-frying until everything is hot before turning off the heat.

When ready to serve, garnish the Stir Fry Beef Noodles with lime juice, chili sauce, and crushed peanuts. If desired, add sweet fish sauce, prepared by combining fish sauce, sugar, lime juice or vinegar, water, and minced garlic. It’s important to note that if sweet fish sauce is used, adjustments to the original stir fry sauce may be needed to balance sweetness and saltiness.

This versatile dish can be enjoyed on its own, but the addition of sweet fish sauce enhances its flavors. The Stir Fry Beef Noodle Recipe is best served warm, providing a delightful combination of textures and tastes.

In conclusion, this Khmer-inspired stir fry noodle dish showcases a delightful interplay of flavors, and the optional sweet fish sauce adds a unique sweetness to the overall experience. Whether enjoyed as a standalone meal or with the added sweetness of the fish sauce, this recipe is sure to be a hit for those seeking a flavorful and satisfying noodle dish.


1 package of dried noodle soak in warm water for at least 30 minutes then drain and set aside.
2 oz of sliced chicken, pork, beef, fried egg or shrimp is best.
2 tablespoon of minced garlic
3 to 4 tablespoon of oil for stir fry
2 cups of bean sprouts
1/2 cup of chives chopped
2 green onions chopped
Lime juice
Chili sauce
Crush peanut for garnish
Sweet fish sauce to add to the noodle later if needed.

Stir fry sauce

3 tablespoon of fish sauce
3 tablespoon of soy sauce
2 tablespoon of brown sugar or palm sugar
2 tablespoon of thick soy sauce
1 tablespoon of tamarind concentrate
In a small bowl mix everything together and set aside

For the sweet fish sauce you need

3 tablespoon of fish sauce
2 tablespoon of sugar
2 tablespoon of lime juice or vinegar
3 tablespoon of water
1 clove of minced garlic
This sauce you can adjust the flavor to your taste.

Directions to make Stir Fry Beef Noodle Recipe

  1. In a none stick fry pan heat oil until hot add minced garlic stir fry until brown then add meat cook until the meat is done
  2. Now add the noodle stir fry until tender add sauce to the noodle you might need to add a bit of water if the noodle is not soft enough.
  3. When the noodle is almost done add bean sprouts, green onions, and chives stir fry until everything is hot then turn the heat off.
  4. When ready to serve garnish with lime juice, chili sauce, crush peanut and if needed you can add sweet fish sauce to it.

serve it warm not cold.

Note: this recipe is good to eat by itself but if you want to add sweet fish sauce you need to reduce 1 tablespoon of fish sauce, 1 tablespoon of soy sauce and 1 tablespoon of brown sugar because sweet fish sauce has the sweetness and salty on its own.

Thank you and enjoy it.

Related Recipe: Vietnamese Beef Pho Noodle Recipe

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1

Calories Per Serving: 779

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏66g 24%
Cholesterol ‏51mg 17%
Total Fat ‏46g 59%
Saturated Fat ‏7g 35%
Dietary Fiber ‏2g 7%
Protein ‏34g 68%
Sodium ‏78mg 3%
Sugars ‏2g 4%


30 min


30 min




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