Super easy homemade noodles made with just one ingredient! Chewy, bouncy and perfect with your favourite noodle sauce.

I’ve been wanting to learn how to make hand-pulled and band band noodles for awhile now but they definitely look like they require practice and skill. I called up my grandma asking if she would be willing to teach me and she immedietly said “just make the scissor cut noodles, they’re so much quicker and easier– perfect for you youngsters!”. I remember she would make these noodles for us when we would spontaneously pop by for a visit and she would stir fry them in XO sauce (oh, yes I did ask her if she would make a vegan version of the XO sauce and she’s on a mission now to perfect it 😂) and a savoury garlic hoisin sauce. It was freaking delicious, I remember that much.

I laughed and said well, okay how do I make that?! She basically taught me from start to finish in 10 minutes over face time, thats how easy it is. She promised to teach me how to make the hand-pulled noodles when I visit next, but for now I’m so excited to share these literally, fuss-free homemade noodles!

Super excited to share this easy recipe with you guys, lets get to it!

How to Make Scissor Cut Noodles

These noodles are probably the easiest noodles to make, ever. All you need is flour, water and a pinch of salt!

Throw those into a food processor and blend. Alternatively, you can mix the ingredients into a bowl and knead until a ball forms. Cover the dough t prevent it from drying out and let it rest for 20-30 minutes.

Then bring a pot of water to a boil and cut the dough into even sized strips. Once they start to float to the top, drain and serve with your favourite sauce!

The time it takes for them to cook will depend on how thick you cut the dough but it’s roughly 6-8 minutes.

What to serve these noodles with

These noodles pair well with any kind of sauce, really. I especially love using my Spicy Two Sauce for it but here are some more to choose from:

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Scissor Cut Noodles

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  • 160g all purpose flour*
  • 80ml water
  • pinch of salt


  1. Add the flour, water and salt to a food processor and blend (or mix by hand). Add it to a bowl and give it a quick knead with your hands and form a ball. Cover and rest for 20-30 minutes.
  2. Bring a pot of water to a boil and the cut the dough into strips using scissors. Boil for 5-6 minutes or until they float to the top. Larger strips may require more time. 
  3. Drain and serve with your favourite sauce!


  • This is the amount for two servings but you can adjust the amount depending on how much you want to make just keep it as a 2:1 ratio of flour and water. 
  • Nutritional Information Disclaimer: Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated on an online tool (Cronometer). 


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I'm Lisa, a home cook, recipe developer and founder of Okonomi Kitchen. Here, you'll find a mix of classic and modernized Japanese recipes, and creative, plant-forward meal inspiration using seasonal ingredients. I hope to share more about Japanese cuisine and culture through food and recipes.

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  1. my whole family loves these noodles <3
    i´ve given up on making italian pasta a couple of years ago, because it´s incredibly time consuming. but these scissor cut noodles are such a quick make, while still looking lovely. the dough comes together in no time, is easy to work with after a short rest and cutting them really doesn´t take longer than for the water to boil. they are yummy and perfectly chewy and we have already decided to have them every week now.
    thank you so much for this recipe, i will definitely try more from your blog!

  2. I tried this and my family was SO BLOWN AWAY! The recipe is easy to follow, and the outcome texture was so chewy and delicious, my mother was even munching on the noodles before i tossed it in any sauce! I paired with Lisa’s miso pesto and omg… so delicious… my family was complimenting with every bite. Its their new favorite noodles!

  3. This recipe is a turning point on making noodles at home!! They are so incredibly simple and the result so amazing! I think I won’t buy noodles anymore ahah Thank you Lisa❤️

  4. This recipe is a turning point on making noodles at home! Just can’t belive this is so simple and the result so amazing!! I think I won’t buy noodles anymore ahah so happy I discovered that, thank you Lisa ❤️

  5. My god. I made this tonight with the miso-garlic-chili oil recipe and ….. I am speechless. Did I live before this moment? Did I know what food was before I tasted this? YALL. SRSLY.

  6. Such a great simple recipe! It reminds me of the noodles my mum would make, similar to the hand torn noodles, but using scissors is so quick and easy. Love serving them with soy sauce, Chinese black vinegar, chilli oil and fried shallots.