Yellow Cab’s Charlie Chan Pasta

Yellow Cab’s Charlie Chan Pasta is a fusion dish of spaghetti noodles prepared like an Asian stir fried noodle where it is cooked with soy sauce, chikcen, mushrooms and peanuts.


A lot of people said that this is the best pasta on Yellow Cab’s menu, I can’t agree more as it really is delicious at the same time interesting just imagine a pasta cooked the Asian way, it’s a real fusion. I know Yellow Cab pizza, but I never had tried this, luckily I have two Filipino colleagues in where I work that suggests recipes to make at the same time taste test them so I know whether I got it correct or not based on their description.

The first time I heard this from them I was quite skeptical because how can someone stir fry a spaghetti? But after I tried it I was hooked just think of it as an Asian noodle but a bit Al Dente the only difference with a pasta instead of it being saucy it is more like and Aglio Olio, dry but full of flavour.

Using pasta as an Asian noodle is a brilliant idea and I think this fusion can go a long way, in fact I already had a lot of recipes building in my mind now so watch this space.

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Yellow Cab’s Charlie Chan Pasta

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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 4-5 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Yellow Cab’s Charlie Chan Pasta is a fusion dish of spaghetti noodles prepared like an Asian stir fried noodle where it is cooked with soy sauce, chikcen, mushrooms and peanuts.




  • 500 g spaghetti, cooked according to packet instructions
  • 1 whole chicken breast, cubed
  • 6 pcs dried shiitake mushrooms,
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup peanuts
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • spring onions, chopped
  • peanut oil



  1. Rehydrate shiitake mushrooms in 1 cup of boiling water for 30 minutes. Remove mushrooms from water then thinly slice them then set it aside, reserve the liquid.
  2. In a bowl combine all sauce ingredients together
  3. In a wok add peanut oil then sauté onions and garlic.
  4. Add the chicken and mushrooms then stir fry until chicken is cooked.
  5. Add in the cooked pasta in the wok, stir fry for a minute.
  6. Pour sauce add the peanuts, mix well then continue to stir fry for 3-4 minutes. If it’s to dry add a bit of the mushroom water.
  7. Garnish with chopped spring onions then serve.




13 Responses

  1. suituapui says:

    Yum yummmm!!! I’d love this, I know!

  2. Liza Salonga says:

    i followed this recipe many times and it’s good, very close to yellow cab

  3. Sena says:

    I tried this on New Year’s eve. My family loved it so much! I still have sauces and planning to cook double of the recipe for my friends. Thanks for sharing it by the way.

  4. Daryl John Milan says:

    hi Po good evening sir ay question sa peanuts Po ba hilaw na ilalagay o ilalagay Muna ksi sa yellow cabbprang di naman sya roasted parang nilaga tsaka nilagay sa Charlie chan thanks po sa pag share ng recipe

  5. May says:

    Hello! Will there be a big difference in taste if I use palm oil instead of peanut oil? Or can you reco an alternative for peanut oil? Thank you!

    • Raymund says:

      Not much, peanut oil was just used for its high temperature resistance, meaning smoking point is higher temp. Just a staple at home for stir fries. You can use Canola or regular vegetable oil as alternative.

  6. MR says:

    i was hesitant to try the recipe at first since most recipe that I see online has peanut butter and this one doesn’t have but I was surprised of the taste. super sarap as in halos kalasa ng yellow cab! even my family was surpised na ako ang nagluto

  7. Kevin says:

    Is chicken stock really needed? any alternative po or pwedeng water na lang? Thank you! Try ko sya sa weekend.

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