15-MINUTE GINGER GARLIC CHILI OIL NOODLES. The perfect comfort food and a great recipe for when you want something quick & delicious. Chewy and bouncy noodles coated in a spicy, fragrant sauce that will have you coming back for seconds (maybe even thirds…haha).
Simply chop up a few ingredients, add them to a bowl with some sauces and let them sizzle in hot oil. I can never get enough of watching the sauce transform before my eyes when adding the oil. Quite the show with a huge flavour payoff.
This recipe was inspired by Jen Curley’s (@snackqween on TikTok’s) dumpling sauce recipe. I made a few additions such as ginger, sugar, and fresh chili and decided to enjoy it with noodles instead of dumplings. The ginger adds a wonderful aroma to the noodles and the fresh chili gives them an extra kick that I find dried chilies just can’t do.
What kind of noodles can I use?
I received a lot of comments on my TikTok video asking what kind of noodles I used. I enjoy using hand-sliced wheat noodles which were the ones that were used in my TikTok video. They are nice and chewy plus they have a great surface area to sauce up all the sauce. This is the closest brand I could find online to the one that I used. Rice noodles and even ramen will also work really well with the sauce.
What kind of oil can I use?
This is another common question I have received. I used canola but avocado, grapeseed, vegetable or ANY other neutral flavoured oil will work! I wouldn’t recommend using olive oil or coconut oil as they have a prominent flavour that may alter the flavour of the sauce.
If you’re looking for another chili oil recipe, check out my recipe for Easy Soft Tofu with Soy Garlic Sauce.
This recipe uses ingredients that are common Asian cooking staples.
Oyster sauce, soy sauce, and black vinegar can be found at your local Asian or International grocer. If they are harder to find in your area, I have linked the products I used that can be bought off of Amazon. These are ingredients that you can use in other Asian recipes, since they are so common. Don’t worry – you won’t be left with a bottle to left to collect dust in your pantry.
Minimal cooking is what makes this recipe so quick. The only cooking required is boiling noodles and heating up the oil. PLEASE be careful when heating up the oil. I recommend using a heat-safe bowl when adding the hot oil to the other ingredients. Oil at a high temperature can cause glass to shatter. Please be precautious. I used a metal bowl to be safe. If you decide to use a metal bowl as well, use gloves when combining the sauce with cooked noodles. The bowl will be very hot.
I hope this recipe inspired you to try it out at least once! To add protein and some vegetables I like to enjoy it with an egg and blanched greens (spinach, watercress, bok choy, WHATEVER!). It helps complete the dish and create a balanced meal. Whether it’s a midnight snack, or a quick lunch, this has become my fave noodle dish. I hope it becomes a go-to for you too!