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Garlic Chili Oil Noodles

August 22, 2022

Garlic Chili Oil Noodles are one of the quickest, most insanely delicious ramen noodle recipes, tossed in a spicy garlic chili oil sauce and ready in less than 15-minutes! With a garnish of sliced green onions and sesame seeds, these garlicky noodles will definitely be in the number one spot for a quick and easy meal!

garlic chili oil noodles on chopsticks with sesame seeds and green onions.

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Garlic Chili Oil Noodles are one of the quickest, most insanely delicious ramen noodle recipes, tossed in a spicy garlic chili oil sauce and ready in less than 15-minutes! With a garnish of sliced green onions and sesame seeds, these garlicky noodles will definitely be in the number one spot for a quick and easy meal!

Love noodles? I certainly do as well, so check out my Ramen Noodle Stir Fry (Beef & Broccoli) and the Classic Homestyle Chicken Noodle Soup the next time you’re in the mood for some noodle-licious-ness!

garlic chili oil noodles with green onions in white speckled bowl.

Garlic Chili Oil Noodles

Noodles are one thing on a menu I very rarely will pass up! I love a good saucy, flavourful noodle recipe that’s also quick and easy to make at home. These noodles encompass all that and more, they are simply a great meal to make for lunch, dinner or even a midnight snack!

The ingredients are simple for this recipe, noodles and a really easy garlicky sweet soy sauce. Combine the two, give a good toss and noodles are ready to be served!

You’ll Love this Recipe, Here’s Why:

It’s Simple – this is one of the best noodle recipes that’s ready in just minutes and packs a good flavourful.

Vegan/Vegetarian – this dish is completely vegan, making it a crowd pleaser even for those who eat meat.

Versatile – these noodles are absolutely delicious on their own however you can totally add in some other ingredients to switch it up! Try, shrimp, chicken, tofu, fried egg or greens such as bok choy or chinese broccoli.

What is Garlic Chili Oil?

Mostly seen in Chinese and Asian cuisine, garlic chili oil is a delicious condiment made by infusing vegetable oil with garlic and chili flakes. It is served over ramen noodle bowls, veggies, and perfect for dipping dumplings and potstickers!

What are Garlic Chili Oil Noodles?

It’s a simple noodle dish that’s made by either pouring hot oil over aromatics, in this case; garlic, chili flakes and green onions. Or, my version of heating the oil in a pan adding the aromatics, then adding noodles and giving a good toss.

What Type of Noodle to Use?

You can really use any variety of noodle you have, but if not using ramen noodles I do prefer a thinner rice noodles or flat wide wheat noodles as they soak up the flavour of the garlic chili oil well!

garlic chili oil noodles on chopsticks with sesame seeds and green onions.

Ingredients and Ingredient Notes

  • Sesame Oil – this gives a deep, rich, nutty flavour to the dish and should not be skipped!
  • Olive Oil – any kind of neutral cooking oil such as vegetable oil, avocado oil, canola or peanut oil to name a few
  • Garlic – another key ingredient, use lots of it! You can mince or finely chop the garlic using a garlic press or knife.
  • Crushed Red Chili Flakes – this brings the heat, use more or less depending on your preference and heat tolerance.
  • Green Onions – use lots of this as well, adds great flavour plus more for garnish adding the perfect touch of freshness!
  • Low Sodium Soy Sauce – it’s not recommended to use anything other than low sodium as the dish will be too salty.
  • Rice Wine Vinegar – this adds just a little bit of sweetness as well as acidity to the sauce that’s needed to balance the flavours.
  • Brown Sugar – adds the perfect amount of sweetness to balance the heat from the chili flakes.
  • Sesame Seeds – the perfect garnish that adds great texture as well.
  • Ramen Noodles – you can use any
garlic chili oil noodles ingredient flatlay.

What’s Needed to Make This Recipe

  • Large Non-Stick Pan – something large enough to hold all the noodles, non-stick to prevent sticking.
  • Tongs or Chopsticks – easiest tools to toss the noodles in sauce.
  • Garlic Press (optional) – a simple tool to help mince the garlic.
garlic chili oil noodles with green onions and sesame seeds.

How to Make Garlic Chili Oil Noodles

  1. Cook Noodles – cook ramen noodles according to package instructions or until al dente, then drain, place in a bowl and set aside.
  2. Heat Sauce Ingredients – heat sesame oil and olive oil over medium high heat until hot (be sure not to burn sesame oil). Then immediately add garlic, chili flakes, green onions, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, brown sugar and remove from heat.
  3. Add Noodles, Toss and Garnish – add noodles and toss well until saucy and coated. Garnish with sesame seeds and green onions if desired, add more soy sauce if needed, and enjoy!

Garlic Chili Oil Noodles Recipe Notes & Tips

Toss Noodles in Oil – if preparing in advance, toss ramen noodles in a bit of oil to prevent sticking.

Prepare Ingredients First – ensure all your ingredients are prepared and handy before starting this recipe as the longer the chili flakes sit in the oil, the spicer the dish will be.

Remove from Heat & Move Quickly – remove non-stick pan from heat immediately after adding the ingredients, as the longer the chili flakes sits in the heat, the spicer the noodles will be.

Oil – you can use any kind of neutral cooking oil such as vegetable oil, avocado oil, canola or peanut oil to name a few along with the sesame oil.

If Noodles Too Spicy – add more sugar to help neutralize the heat.

Serve Hot or Cold – this dish can be served hot or cold depending on preference (also the heat is not as strong when served cold!).

Don’t Overcook Noodles – the noodles will continue to cook slightly when they are tossed in the pan. Cook the noodles just until slightly al dente.

garlic chili oil noodles on chopsticks with sesame seeds and green onions.

How Do You Serve Garlic Chili Oil Noodles?

These chili oil noodles are great on it’s own, and it can also be served either hot or cold. For cold noodles, rinse them under cold water and drain very well. If you prefer hot noodles, drain well with a colander and toss in the garlic chili oil immediately!

What Garnishes to Use

I recommend serving with loads of green onions as a garnish as it add great texture and freshness to the dish! You can also garnish with regular or toasted sesame seeds for some added variety as well!

Recipe Add-Ins and Variations

You can add in some protein to this dish such as chicken, beef, shrimp, and pork. Alternatively, you can add vegetables such as broccoli, bok choy, carrots, onions etc. or tofu to keep it completely vegan.

garlic chili oil noodles in bowl.

How to Make Ahead of Time

If preparing these noodles in advance, drizzle a bit of oil over the noodles to prevent them from sticking together.

How to Store

Store leftover noodles in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 3 days.

How to Reheat

To reheat the noodles add them to a pan with a light tough of neutral oil on the stovetop and warm on medium heat until heated through. Alternatively, you can reheat in a bowl in the microwave until warmed through.

Watch My Story Below for Step-by-Step Instructions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

How do I make it less spicy?

You can use less chili flakes, 1/2 tsp or less depending on your tolerance or you can add more brown sugar to help neutralize the heat. The main tip is to remove the non-stick pan from heat immediately after adding the ingredients, as the longer the chili flakes sits in the heat, the spicer the noodles will be.

What if I don’t have ramen noodles?

You can really use any variety of noodle you have, but if not using ramen noodles I do prefer a thinner rice noodles or flat wide wheat noodles as they soak up the flavour of the garlic chili oil well!

I don’t have rice wine vinegar, what can I substitute it with?

You can substitute this with white vinegar or lemon juice.

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garlic chili oil noodles on chopsticks with sesame seeds and green onions.

Garlic Chili Oil Noodles

Garlic Chili Oil Noodles are one of the quickest, most insanely delicious ramen noodle recipes, tossed in a spicy garlic chili oil sauce and ready in less than 15-minutes! With a garnish of sliced green onions and sesame seeds, these garlicky noodles will definitely be in the number one spot for a quick and easy meal!
5 from 14 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Asian, Main Dishes & Entrees, Noodles & Pasta, Quick, Easy & Under 30, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings 2 servings
Calories 294 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Large Non-Stick Pan
  • Tongs or chopsticks
  • Garlic Press optional

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 4 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1-2 tsp Crushed Red Chili Flakes more or less to taste
  • 2 stalks Green Onions sliced, plus more for garnish
  • 1/4 cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 2 tsp Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 3 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Sesame Seeds for garnish
  • 3 pcks Ramen Noodles

Instructions
 

  • Cook ramen noodles according to package instructions or until slightly al dente (with a slight bite to them), then drain, place in a bowl and set aside.
  • Heat sesame oil and olive oil over medium high heat until hot (be sure not to burn sesame oil). Then immediately add garlic, chili flakes, green onions, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, brown sugar and remove from heat.
  • Add noodles and toss well until saucy and coated. Garnish with sesame seeds and green onions if desired, add more soy sauce if needed, and enjoy!

Notes

Remove from Heat & Move Quickly – remove non-stick pan from heat immediately after adding the ingredients, as the longer the chili flakes sits in the heat, the spicer the noodles will be.
Oil – you can use any kind of neutral cooking oil such as vegetable oil, avocado oil, canola or peanut oil to name a few along with the sesame oil.
Pan too Hot? – remove the pan from the heat and then add in the remaining ingredients, stir together then add noodles and toss!

Nutrition

Calories: 294kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 4gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gMonounsaturated Fat: 16gSodium: 1198mgPotassium: 196mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 417IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 43mgIron: 1mg
Keyword chili oil noodles, garlic chili oil, garlic chili oil noodles, quick noodle dishes, ramen noodle recipe, ramen noodles
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17 Comments

  • Reply
    Olive
    August 22, 2022 at 11:24 pm

    5 stars
    OMG 10/10. This recipe is so easy to make and damn it’s good! Definitely making again and again.

    • Reply
      Taneisha Morris
      August 23, 2022 at 3:51 pm

      Yay!! I am so thrilled to hear that!! So glad you enjoy – it’s one of my faves as well!

  • Reply
    Brenda
    August 26, 2022 at 7:30 am

    5 stars
    Excellent! I use only a few flakes of chil flakes. I added peanuts at the end.

    • Reply
      Taneisha Morris
      August 26, 2022 at 10:03 pm

      Yess! Love that addition! Thanks so sharing and letting me know how you enjoyed it!

  • Reply
    Krysten @ Cooks with Soul
    September 7, 2022 at 11:59 am

    5 stars
    This is so bomb! I love a good ramen noodle recipe. The chili and garlic flavors are amazing, definitely one of my favorite Friday night recipes. Perfect amount of soy sauce too! Yummm…..

  • Reply
    Marta
    September 8, 2022 at 12:49 pm

    5 stars
    This was an amazing way to use up some ramen noodles that I had laying around. I loved the flavors of the garlic and chili oil together. This is a must make.

  • Reply
    Robin
    September 11, 2022 at 11:42 pm

    5 stars
    I hadn’t made ramen noodles in years so I was happy to come across a new way to prepare them. I added a little broccoli and an egg – the flavor was incredible!

  • Reply
    Jessica
    September 12, 2022 at 11:03 am

    5 stars
    I’ve been running out of work from home lunch ideas and saw this recipe and decided to switch it up. This was super easy and fast to make and so full of flavor. The best part is that they taste amazing hot or cold! This is going in the regular rotation.

  • Reply
    Kate
    September 12, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    5 stars
    This was better than takeout! The chili oil really enhanced the flavors and the seasoning was perfect!

  • Reply
    Jazz
    September 14, 2022 at 1:04 pm

    5 stars
    These noodles were so flavorful and satisfying. We paired them with a shrimp and vegetable stir fry and will be making again!

    • Reply
      Taneisha Morris
      September 20, 2022 at 9:23 pm

      Adding more vegetables and protein such as shrimp is a great idea!! So happy you loved it!

  • Reply
    Camille
    September 14, 2022 at 1:56 pm

    5 stars
    Fast, flavorful, and oh so satisfying!!! Definitely will be making it again. Thanks for sharing girl! xx

    • Reply
      Taneisha Morris
      September 20, 2022 at 9:22 pm

      You’re so welcome!! Love that you can get all those features of a good meal with this dish and it comes together in no time!!

  • Reply
    Britney
    September 14, 2022 at 7:38 pm

    5 stars
    I’ve made these noodles at least 4 times at this point. They’re such a good meal that you can whip together in no time that’s tasty and easy to make too. This is my go to meal whenever I want something tasty and quick. Thanks for this delicious recipe!

    • Reply
      Taneisha Morris
      September 20, 2022 at 9:21 pm

      Love to hear it Britney! So glad you enjoyed – it’s constantly in rotation around here as well!!

  • Reply
    Katie
    September 17, 2022 at 8:51 pm

    5 stars
    Amazing and so damn easy! Way better than Chinese/Asian takeout!

    • Reply
      Taneisha Morris
      September 18, 2022 at 9:46 pm

      This is what I love to hear! So happy to hear you tried and enjoyed, Katie!

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