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spicy Sriracha noodles in black skillet with chopsticks

Spicy Noodles

These spicy Sriracha noodles are a simple yet absolutely flavor-packed Thai noodles dish – for those who aren't afraid of a bit of heat! Taking less than 20 minutes to make, these 'dragon noodles' are a wonderful quick mid-week meal. Plus, this recipe is gluten-free, meat-free, vegan, and healthier than your favorite instant noodle packets!
Course Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine Asian, Thai
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4


  • 8 oz (225 g) rice noodles (*see notes)
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp ginger fresh, grated
  • 3-4 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 sweet red peppers chopped
  • 1 hot red chili pepper minced
  • 3 spring onions chopped
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika optional
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 3 tbsp (60 g) tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha or less/more to taste



  • Cook rice noodles (or your favorite noodles) in salted water until al dente (make sure to not overcook them). Drain.
  • Heat oil in a skillet and sauté garlic and ginger over medium heat for about 1 minute, stirring frequently. Add hot chili pepper, red sweet pepper, the whites of the spring onions, salt, pepper, and smoked paprika. Sauté for about 4 minutes, stirring frequently. Also, stir in tomato paste and Sriracha.
  • To make the sauce, simply add all sauce ingredients (vegetable broth, dark soy sauce, rice vinegar, maple syrup, cornstarch, sesame oil, and red pepper flakes) to a medium bowl and stir with a whisk.
  • Pour the sauce into the pan and bring the mixture to a simmer. Let simmer for about 1 minute.
  • Add the drained noodles and toss to combine with the sauce. Cook for a further 1 minute, taste it and adjust seasonings if needed.
  • Garnish with the greens of the spring onions and sesame seeds, serve, and enjoy! Store leftovers covered in the fridge for up to 3 days.


  • Noodles: I used thin rice noodles, however, you can use your favorite noodles, for example, ramen noodles, udon noodles, soba noodles, linguine, etc.
  • Veggies: You can add more vegetables like carrot, cabbage, broccoli, snow peas, etc.
  • Protein: Add baked tofu for additional protein, if desired. Check out my Teriyaki Tofu Recipe for instructions.
  • Check out the step-by-step photos and recipe tips in the blog post.
  • The recipe serves 4. Nutrition facts are for one serving.
Nutrition Facts
Spicy Noodles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 304 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Carbohydrates 60g20%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 4g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.