If you love spicy noodles, these Chili Oil Noodles are the perfect recipe to serve for your Lunar New Year celebrations this year! These Chili Oil Noodles have become a trendy recipe recently, and for a good reason.
These Chili Oil Noodles are made with just a few ingredients and they come together in under 10 minutes! Check out the full recipe and video below to see how to make them.
Recipe by Melissa (@seasonserveblog).
It is traditional to serve a noodle dish for Lunar New Year as long noodles symbolize a long life.
There are many types of noodles out there, but for these Chili Oil Noodles, dried handmade wheat noodles are the best. The noodles are a bit thicker in the middle and thinner on the edges, which gives the noodles a great texture. The edges are also often wavy so they really hold the sauce well!
You can buy dried handmade wheat noodles at your local Asian grocery store. But if you can’t find them, you can substitute it with egg noodles or udon noodles as well.
These Chili Oil Noodles come together in the amount of time it takes to boil the noodles, making this recipe great for Lunar New Year or for any time during the week!
While the noodles are boiling, fry the garlic, scallions and red chilli flakes in vegetable oil. For an additional kick, add in some chili flakes from a jar of chili oil. These are super spicy but add a lot of great flavour!
Once the noodles are done cooking, simply toss them in the spicy chili oil until they are covered in the oil and are glistening.
Serve them with some blanched bok choi or choi sum… and don’t forget an extra drizzle of chili oil on top!
This Chili Oil Noodles recipe is super straightforward, but if you are interested in seeing how they are made from start to finish, check out this YouTube video. Just be warned, this video will have your mouth watering!
Servings: 4 Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 5 minutes | Total Time: 10 minutes
NOTES You may need to add soy sauce to this recipe depending on if there is salt in your chili oil/chili oil flakes.