Easy Garlic Chili Oil Noodles Recipe

Garlic Chili Oil Noodles, also known as “Youpo Noodles” or “Youpo Mian,” are a popular Chinese dish known for their bold and spicy flavors. The dish typically features Chinese wheat noodles (Today I will Make it with Chinese Rice Noodles)  coated in a flavorful sauce made with garlic, soy sauce, and chili oil.

The Garlic Chili Oil Noodles with Chinese Rice Noodles

Switching to Chinese rice noodles instead of wheat noodles in these Garlic Chili Oil Noodles brings a tasty change that’s good for you. The rice noodles give you the energy that lasts, and the garlic and chili flakes still keep your heart happy. The soy sauce adds a yummy protein boost, and Chinese black vinegar helps your tummy. So, with this easy switch, you’re not just making your taste buds happy – you’re picking a meal that’s tasty and good for you!

How to make Garlic Chili Oil Noodles

Garlic Chili Oil Noodles Ingredients:

  • 4 oz of your preferred thick wheat noodles (Chinese Rice Noodle, udon, or ramen)
  • 3 tbsp neutral oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 tbsp Sichuan chili flakes (or Korean or regular chili flakes, to your taste)
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped (save some for garnish)
  • 1/2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Chinese black vinegar (or rice vinegar, to your taste)
  • 1/4 tsp each of sugar, salt, or chicken bouillon powder (refer to notes below)
  • Optional garnish: Cilantro, additional green onion, and/or toasted sesame seeds

Garlic Chili Oil Noodles Instructions:

  1. Cook your noodles following the package instructions. Once done, drain and place them in a bowl. If you prefer a cold dish, give the noodles a quick rinse under cold water and then drain.
  2. Over the noodles, add the finely minced garlic, Sichuan chili flakes, the white parts of the green onion, light & dark soy sauce, Chinese black vinegar, salt, and sugar.
  3. In a saucepan, heat the neutral oil until it’s sizzling hot. Pour this hot oil over the chili flakes and garlic, ensuring the noodles are well-coated.
  4. Garnish with cilantro, green onion, and/or toasted sesame seeds if desired. Adjust with more soy sauce if needed. Enjoy!

FAQs

1. Can I adjust the spice level in Garlic Chili Oil Noodles?

  • Absolutely! You can easily tailor the heat by tweaking the amount of Sichuan chili flakes to match your spice preference.

2. What type of noodles works best for this recipe?

  • The recipe is versatile, allowing you to use your preferred noodles. Whether it’s Chinese rice noodles, udon, or ramen, the choice is yours.

3. Is there a substitute for Chinese black vinegar?

  • Yes, you can use rice vinegar as a substitute for Chinese black vinegar. Adjust the quantity based on your taste.

4. Can I prepare Garlic Chili Oil Noodles in advance?

  • While it’s best enjoyed fresh, you can prepare the ingredients in advance for a quicker cooking process.

5. How do I store leftovers of Garlic Chili Oil Noodles?

  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. When reheating, add a splash of water in a pan to revive the flavors and maintain the noodle texture.

Garlic Chili Oil Noodles

Recipe by Wasian CookeryCourse: DinnerCuisine: ChineseDifficulty: Easy
Servings

2

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes
Calories per serving

400

kcal
Total time

20

minutes

This fast and simple recipe showcases Chinese Rice Noodles coated in a super flavorful sauce, ready in just 20 minutes! Finished with cilantro and green onions, these spicy and garlic-infused chili oil noodles are easy to whip up yet packed with delicious taste.

Ingredients

  • 4 oz of your preferred thick wheat noodles (Chinese Rice Noodle, udon, or ramen)

  • 3 tbsp neutral oil

  • 3 cloves garlic, finely minced

  • 1 tbsp Sichuan chili flakes (or Korean or regular chili flakes, to your taste)

  • 1 green onion, finely chopped (save some for garnish)

  • 1/2 tbsp light soy sauce

  • 1/2 tsp dark soy sauce

  • 1/2 tsp Chinese black vinegar (or rice vinegar, to your taste)

  • 1/4 tsp each of sugar, salt, or chicken bouillon powder (refer to notes below)

  • Optional garnish: Cilantro, additional green onion, and/or toasted sesame seeds

Directions

  • Cook your noodles following the package instructions. Once done, drain and place them in a bowl. If you prefer a cold dish, give the noodles a quick rinse under cold water and then drain.
  • Over the noodles, add the finely minced garlic, Sichuan chili flakes, the white parts of the green onion, light & dark soy sauce, Chinese black vinegar, salt, and sugar.
  • In a saucepan, heat the neutral oil until it’s sizzling hot. Pour this hot oil over the chili flakes and garlic, ensuring the noodles are well-coated.
  • Garnish with cilantro, green onion, and/or toasted sesame seeds if desired. Adjust with more soy sauce if needed. Enjoy!
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