Food Hack: Yellow Cab's Charlie Chan Pasta Recipe

My version of Yellow Cab’s Charlie Chan Chicken Pasta

It’s getting increasingly difficult (and expensive) to order your favorite meals during the Enhanced Community Quarantine.  It’s time to bring out your inner Master Chef so that you can hack the hell out of those well-loved restaurant dishes. Today, we’re going to try to recreate the CHARLIE CHAN CHICKEN PASTA from Yellow Cab.

Yellow Cab’s Charlie Chan Chicken Pasta


500g spaghetti noodles

300g boneless, skinless chicken thighs (or breast), cubed

2-3 cloves garlic, minced

1 small onion, finely chopped

1 tablespoon Lee Kum Kee Chili Garlic Sauce

2 tbsp. Lee Kum Kee Char Siu Sauce (or 1 tbsp hoisin sauce, 1 tbsp. soy sauce and 1 tbsp. honey)

1 tbsp sesame oil

1/2 cup oyster sauce

1/2 cup roasted skinless peanuts

chopped green onions for garnish


  1. Soften onions and garlic in a wide pan big enough to accomodate all the ingredients. Meanwhile, start boiling water for your pasta. Cook until the noodles are still slightly undercooked.
  2. Saute the chicken cubes with your aromatics until they start to brown.
  3. Combine all the sauces and add half a cup of the pasta water. Pour everything in with the chicken. Simmer for 5-10 mins until the chicken is fully cooked. Add the peanuts.
  4. Toss the noodles into the sauce and finish cooking the noodles in the pan. once the sauce coats all the noodles and are sufficiently thick, turn off the heat and serve asap. Garnish with chopped green onions. Enjoy!

Viola! The finished product:

Yellow Cab’s Charlie Chan Chicken Pasta

Let me know if you try this recipe! Enjoy and stay safe!