Spicy Garlic Noodles

The dish comes together in about 20 minutes and has a ton of flavor.

Makes 2 large servings

Time: 30 mins

By Ethan Chlebowski

I have been crushing these spicy garlic noodles recently. To make this higher-protein instead of carb-heavy, the ramen noodles I use are from Vite Ramen.

Ethan Chlebowski

Ethan Chlebowski



  • Noodle sauce

    • soy sauce
      20 ga spoonful
    • chinese black vinegar
      30 g2 spoonfuls
    • hoisin
      20 ga spoonful
    • sriracha
      5 ga drizzle
    • water
      100 g
    • cornstarch
      5 ga spoonful
  • Stir fry base

    • ramen noodles
      2 servings
    • ground turkey
      ~225 g~1/2 lb
    • red bell peppers
      , thinly sliced
    • cooking oil
      5 ga drizzle
    • garlic
      , crushed
      3 cloves
    • red pepper flakes
      a sprinkle
    • salt
      a sprinkle
    • msg
      a sprinkle
  • Garnishes

    • sesame oil
      5 ga drizzle
    • sesame seeds
      a sprinkle
    • cilantro
      , rough chopped
      to taste


Step 1: Make the sauce

Mix all noodle sauce ingredients until well combined.

  • It should taste strong (well seasoned) but balanced between salty, sweet, sour, and slightly spicy.
  • Adjust if needed.

Set aside.

Step 2: Cook the noodles

the ramen noodles according to their package directions. Drain & set aside.

  • To help them not stick to each other, it helps to rinse them after draining, then toss them with a tiny bit of oil.

Step 3: Stir fry the meat

Set a wok or large pan over medium heat and add enough cooking oil to coat the surface.

  • Once hot, add crushed garlic cloves and a sprinkle of Chinese red chili flakes. Toast for 30 seconds or until fragrant.

Turn the heat to high, and add the ground turkey, a sprinkle of salt, and a sprinkle of MSG. Use a potato masher to crush the meat into fine pebbles as it cooks.

  • Once the meat is cooked through ( and slightly crispy) remove from the wok and set aside.

Step 4: Stir fry the peppers

With the heat still on high, add another small drizzle of oil to the wok.

Add the thinly sliced red bell peppers and another little sprinkle of salt.

for about 60 seconds or until the pepper slices are soften and lightly .

Then, toss the reserved ground turkey back in with the peppers, and reduce the heat to medium.

Step 5: Add the sauce & noodles

Stir the noodle sauce and pour it around the edges of the wok. The sauce should start and the cornstarch will begin to up nicely.

Add the drained noodles to the wok. Toss the noodles with the sauce and meat mixture until the noodles are well coated.

  • If the sauce isn't thick enough, cook and toss the stir fry for a minute or two until the mixture and clings nicely to the noodles.

Once the texture if right, turn off the heat.

Step 6: Garnish & serve

To finish, garnish the noodles with 5 grams of sesame oil and a sprinkle of black sesame seeds.

  • Optionally serve with cilantro leaves (or scallions) for color & freshness.




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