Sesame Garlic Ramen Noodles

This dish is perfect for a quick weekday dinner.

Recipe adapted from The Modern Proper.


  • 3 (3 oz.) packages instant ramen noodles, flavor packets discarded or 14 oz. fresh noodles
  • 1/4 c. soy sauce
  • 1/4 c. oyster sauce or hoisin sauce
  • 1 TBSP rice vinegar
  • 1 TBSP brown sugar, optional
  • 1 tsp chili sauce like sambal or sriracha
  • 1/4 c. water
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced about 2 tsp
  • 1 TBSP ginger paste
  • 2 TBSP toasted sesame oil
  • 1 small onion, large chop
  • 1 sweet red pepper, large chop
  • 6 oz. baby spinach
  • 1 TBSP chili crisp
  • 4-6 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • Top with fried egg, crispy tofu, or cooked chicken


  1. In a large pot of boiling water, cook noodles according to package; drain well.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce through ginger paste.
  3. In a large skillet, heat sesame over medium heat.
  4. Add the onion and peppers and sauté for 2-3 minutes; then add the spinach and sauté until spinach is wilted.
  5. Pour in the bowl of sauce and simmer for 3-4 minutes. Stir in the chili crisp, and then add the noodles until heated through and evenly coated in sauce, about 3 minutes.
  6. Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.
  7. Top with fried egg, crispy tofu, or cooked chicken, and extra chili crisp, if desired.

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