Krpice sa zeljem (Taiwanese Style)


Krpice sa zeljem (Taiwanese Style)

Savory Noodle Stir-Fry with Cabbage (Taiwanese Style)

In Taiwanese cuisine, noodles are a staple and are often stir-fried with a variety of ingredients. This adaptation of the Croatian dish "Krpice sa zeljem" incorporates the flavors and techniques of Taiwanese cuisine. The dish features thin noodles stir-fried with cabbage and a savory sauce, resulting in a delicious and satisfying meal.

Jan Dec

15 minutes

10 minutes

25 minutes

4 servings


Vegetarian, Vegan (if oyster sauce is substituted with a vegan alternative), Dairy-free, Nut-free, Egg-free


Gluten-free (unless using gluten-free noodles), Soy-free (due to the use of soy sauce)


The original Croatian dish "Krpice sa zeljem" traditionally uses thicker homemade pasta and is cooked with sauerkraut. In this Taiwanese adaptation, we use thin noodles and fresh cabbage for a lighter and more vibrant flavor. The sauce is also adjusted to include Taiwanese seasonings, giving the dish a unique twist. We alse have the original recipe for Krpice sa zeljem, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 320 kcal / 1340 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 10g, 1.5g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 50g, 5g
  • Protein: 8g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Salt: 2g


  1. 1.
    Cook the thin noodles according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  2. 2.
    Heat vegetable oil in a large pan or wok over medium heat.
  3. 3.
    Add minced garlic and sliced onion to the pan. Stir-fry for 2 minutes until fragrant.
  4. 4.
    Add shredded cabbage to the pan and stir-fry for another 3-4 minutes until the cabbage is slightly wilted.
  5. 5.
    In a small bowl, mix together soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil, sugar, salt, and pepper.
  6. 6.
    Pour the sauce mixture over the cabbage and stir-fry for an additional 2 minutes until well combined.
  7. 7.
    Add the cooked noodles to the pan and toss everything together until the noodles are evenly coated with the sauce.
  8. 8.
    Cook for another 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the noodles are heated through.
  9. 9.
    Serve the Taiwanese-style Krpice sa zeljem hot, garnished with sliced green onions and sesame seeds if desired.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Noodles — Cook the noodles al dente to ensure they don't become mushy when stir-fried.
  • Cabbage — Shred the cabbage thinly for quicker cooking and better texture.

Tips & Tricks

  • For added flavor, you can add a splash of rice vinegar or chili sauce to the sauce mixture.
  • Feel free to add other vegetables such as carrots or bell peppers for extra color and nutrients.
  • If you prefer a spicier dish, add some chopped chili peppers or chili flakes.
  • Leftovers can be refrigerated and reheated the next day, but the noodles may become slightly softer.

Serving advice

Serve the Taiwanese-style Krpice sa zeljem as a main dish accompanied by a fresh salad or pickled vegetables.

Presentation advice

Garnish the dish with a sprinkle of sesame seeds and sliced green onions to add visual appeal.