Garlic chili oil noodles tossed in a mega flavourful spicy sauce made with lao gan ma chili crisp oil. This lao gan ma noodle recipe is ultra easy to make and is ready in under 10 minutes– perfect for busy weeknights!

Two things I’ve been obsessed this month: noodles and chili oils.

Specifically, Lao Gan Ma chili crisp oil. Basically it’s chili oil with bits of crispy goodness in it. I went into detail as to what this condiment is and why you’ll find it in every asian household in my spicy chili crisp sesame noodles recipe. The additional crunchy texture Lao Gan Ma chili oil gives takes any sauce to the next level, and this delicious garlicky spicy sauce is proof of just that.

The inspiration for this garlicky chili oil noodles came from a Chinese noodle dish called You Po Mian (hot oil noodles), which is made by pouring hot oil over seasonings and aromatics. While this dish and it’s method is actually super simple to begin with, I love that this version doesn’t require any oil to be heated up and you don’t have to worry about setting off the fire alarm.

Ingredients for garlic chili oil noodles

I call this chili garlic sauce the ‘bomb two’ because 1. it’s the the bomb dot com and it requires just two of everything so it’s super easy to remember!

  • Light soy sauce: or tamari for gluten free
  • Dark soy sauce: can be substituted for more light soy sauce or tamari
  • Lao Gan Ma (chili crisp oil)
  • Chinese black vinegar
  • Sesame oil
  • Scallions
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Sesame Seeds

Types of noodles

Unlike hot oil noodles that are best made with wheat noodles (because of how hot the oil gets), you can use any variety of noodles for this dish! I used homemade scissor cut noodles, but you could also use rice noodles, ‘ramen’ spaghetti (similar to chukamen noodles) and wheat noodles or all shapes and sizes.

How to make chili garlic oil noodles

These chili oil noodles come together in under 10 minutes which is why it’s considered my weeknight staple meal.

  1. Start by cooking your noodles following the manufacturers directions
  2. In the meantime, stir the sauce ingredients together
  3. One noodles are done cooking, drain and toss in the sauce

Tip: to make it even quicker, make a triple batch of the sauce and store in the refrigerator. Then all you have to do is quickly cook some noodles up, drizzle the sauce and serve!

These noodles are delicious hot, room temperature and even cold! I especially love serving this with some fresh veggies like cucumbers, lettuce and tomatoes to balance out the spice but you could really serve it with whatever veggies and proteins you like to make it a complete meal.

More quick weeknight noodles to love!


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Garlic Lao Gan Ma Noodles (10-Minutes)

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  • Author: Lisa Kitahara
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x


Weeknight garlic chili oil noodles ready in under 10 minutes! These lao gan ma noodles are spicy, big on flavour and so satisfying. Serve with vegetables and tofu for a complete meal!




  1. Add all the ingredients to a bowl except the cilantro and green parts of the scallions. Stir and then toss with your favourite noodles. Garnish with cilantro and green part of scallions, and enjoy!


  • Nutritional Information Disclaimer: Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated on an online tool (Cronometer). 
  • Prep Time: 4 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Category: entree
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: vegan, chinese


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 545
  • Sugar: 3.8g
  • Sodium: 1760mg
  • Fat: 29gg
  • Saturated Fat: 9g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 12g
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 62.8g
  • Fiber: 8.3g
  • Protein: 10g
  • Cholesterol: 0

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I'm Lisa, a home cook, recipe developer and founder of Okonomi Kitchen. Here, you'll find a mix of classic and modernized Japanese recipes, and creative, plant-forward meal inspiration using seasonal ingredients. I hope to share more about Japanese cuisine and culture through food and recipes.

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  1. Considering this is oil based, this should last a while yeah? Was thinking of just making a big batch and storing it for those lazy nights. 🙂

  2. Enjoyed this recipe thoroughly! 🤤 It was truly easy enough for a non-cook me – loved it so much that I made seconds for lunch the next day.
    I adapted it with brown rice ban mee and it worked well too. Dialed down on the soy sauce for a less watery and even healthier option.

    Thank you Lisa for sharing this gem of a recipe that I will be sure to go back to x

  3. I made this late night with egg noodles + target vegan ground meat + garlic chives + cilantro and it was AMAZING. Thank you so much for this! This is probably the best dish anyone can make in under 10 minutes lol

  4. I tried this sauce with udon and added shiitake and five spice pressed tofu. Amazing!!!! Couldn’t stop eating.

  5. Hell yes this was easy and delicious and I made enough to have leftovers. I steamed spinach over my noodles and air fried some tofu to make it more of a complete meal.

  6. I truly can’t stress just how delicious and delightful this recipe was!! My sister and I loved it, especially using your noodle recipe. Thanks so much for sharing this, it was such a great experience all around! 🌷☺️

  7. I made this for to go with the scissor cut noodles and it was so easy (to make and remember) and quick to put together. The only thing I would change next time is reduce my soy sauce (maybe my version is a little too salty?). Sad it won’t be all 2’s though 😀