When my family was financially struggling, a can of Tuna saved my life many times as it allowed me to make a nutritious meal for my children. In Melbourne where I live, a small can of Tuna costs less than A$1. I always stock some in my pantry. I have shared many Canned Tuna recipes on my website. Here is another one to share. If you can’t afford the stir-fry noodles, use Spaghetti. Spaghetti are cheap, and they are very versatile. By the way, do you know ‘Bi-Carb Soda transforms Spaghetti into Chinese style noodles’?


1 Serving


1 teaspoon Sesame Oil
1 small clove Garlic *finely chopped
1 medium leaf Cabbage *cut into strips
1 serving Yakisoba Noodles OR Thin Hokkien / Singapore Noodles
*Note: You can use cooked Spaghetti. See ‘Bi-Carb Soda Transforms Spaghetti Into Chinese Style Noodles’
Chilli Flakes *optional, Toban Djan (Chilli Bean Sauce) can be used
Salt & White Pepper
1 Spring Onions *diagonally sliced
1 can (95g) Tuna *drained, I used Tuna in Springwater

1 teaspoon Soy Sauce
1 teaspoon Oyster Sauce
1 teaspoon Mirin

  1. Combine all the sauce ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. I used Cabbage and Spring Onion today, but you can use any Vegetables in hand. Brown Onion, Carrot and Capsicum are popular for stir-fried noodles. Cut all vegetables into thin strips and slices in the size that is easy to eat.
  3. Heat Oil in a large frying pan or wok, cook Garlic, Cabbage and Yakisoba Noodles. Season lightly with Salt and White Pepper. Alter the amount of Salt depending on the saltiness of Tuna.
  4. Add Spring Onion and drained Tuna, and stir until Spring Onion is soft. It won’t take long. Add the Sauce and stir to combine.