23 Easy Asian Noodle Recipes You’ll Want to Add to Your Weekly Rotation

Ramen, pad Thai and lo mein never get old, but there are countless other noodle recipes out there that are just as satisfying—and simple to prepare. Whether you start with soba, rice, udon or glass noodles, these dishes are guaranteed to hit the spot. Read on for 23 easy Asian noodle recipes that we can’t get enough of, from shrimp glass noodle salad to 30-minute miso noodle soup.

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1. Stir Fried Beef and Asparagus with Flat Rice Noodles

Consider this dairy-free, protein-rich recipe the easiest way to use up neglected veggies. Sugar snap peas, snow peas, zucchini, green beans and kale are all fair game.

Time Commitment: 35 minutes

2. 10-Minute Pad See Ew

This popular Thai dish couldn’t be easier to prepare. Whisk together a few pantry staples to create a sauce, stir fry veggies in hot oil, add noodles and eggs to the mix and boom—you’ve got a dairy-free, pescatarian dinner for the books.

Time Commitment: 10 minutes

3. Restorative Miso Noodle Soup

The probiotics are strong with this one. Unlike the uber-light miso soup you’re used to, this vegan, gluten-free version is extra hearty, thanks to soba noodles, meaty mushrooms and wilted spinach.

Time Commitment: 30 minutes

4. Lo Mein

You can pull off this vegan, dairy-free takeout favorite in under a half-hour. The secret to the umami-laced sauce is toasted sesame oil and two types of soy sauce.

Time Commitment: 25 minutes

5. Dan Dan Noodles

These spicy, protein-rich Sichuan noodles are coated in an intense sesame chile sauce that's dairy-free and loaded with Chinese chile paste and Sichuan pepper powder. Crown it with hoisin pork and sui mi ya cai (aka preserved mustard greens).

Time Commitment: 30 minutes

6. Jajangmyeon

This Korean-Chinese noodle recipe calls for thick udon noodles and a silky, savory black bean sauce mixed with diced pork, zucchini and onions. Even better, it contains a whopping 41 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber per serving. 

Time Commitment: 35 minutes

7. Vietnamese Lemongrass Chicken Noodle Salad

Try this Paleo, keto, low-carb shirataki noodle dish once and you’ll make it for every summer picnic you ever host. It’s finished with nuoc cham, a Vietnamese fish sauce vinaigrette that’s often used for dipping.

Time Commitment: 40 minutes

8. Garlic Sesame Noodles

Complete with tender flank steak, thin-sliced bell peppers, broccoli and a flourish of sesame seeds, this dish packs a serious punch of dairy-free protein. 

Time Commitment: 30 minutes

9. Bun Rieu

This Vietnamese tomato and crab noodle soup boasts shrimp, pork shoulder and savory-sweet crab meatballs. And thanks to the rice noodles, it's gluten-free to boot.

Time Commitment: 5 hours

10. Chow Mein Ramen Noodles

It doesn't get lower lift than this lightning-fast, dairy-free recipe. Think veggies, chicken and instant ramen drenched in sweet-yet-zingy chow mein sauce.

Time Commitment: 15 minutes

11. Yum Woon Sen with Shrimp

Count on this low-carb, gluten-free, pescatarian glass noodle salad to refresh your palate on a hot summer day. It’s finished with roasted peanuts, julienned veggies and lots of fresh herbs.

Time Commitment: 25 minutes

12. Quick Ramen Noodle Stir Fry

Since it’s made with instant ramen noodles, ground beef and pantry staples, this dairy-free recipe goes easy on the wallet. 

Time Commitment: 30 minutes

13. Cheung Fun Rice Noodle Rolls

This classic dim sum couldn’t be simpler to pull off, despite the vegan recipe calling for making the gluten-free rice noodle batter from scratch. (And while you could use a rice noodle maker, you can totally make them using a plate and a wide-rimmed sauté pan with a lid.)

Time Commitment: 45 minutes

14. Laksa Noodle Soup

A dairy-free Malaysian main made with coconut milk that soothes the soul at first sip. The key is sautéing the laksa paste with garlic, ginger, chile and lemongrass for maximum flavor.

Time Commitment: 45 minutes

15. Asian Chopped Salad with Crispy Chow Mein Noodles

It’s gluten-free, Paleo and loaded with crunchy ingredients that’ll keep you coming back for more. We’re talking fried chow mein noodles, toasted almonds and all the fresh produce. 

Time Commitment: 20 minutes

16. Chicken Khao Soi

Sweet dreams are made of Thai coconut curry noodle soup. It’s dairy-free, fragrant and impeccably balanced, from the luscious coconut milk to the bold red curry paste to the zingy lime juice.

Time Commitment: 50 minutes

17. Peanut-Free Chicken and Shrimp Pad Thai

Because your nut allergy shouldn’t stand between you and this protein-packed essential.

Time Commitment: 20 minutes

18. Bibim Nengmyun

If you want to curb the spiciness of the gluten-free buckwheat noodles tossed in hot pepper sauce, add a bit of honey to the mix (and top your vegetarian plate with extra cucumbers). 

Time Commitment: 15 minutes

19. Wonton Noodle Soup

Make the shrimp-pork wontons yourself, according to the recipe, or save time by using store-bought frozen wontons instead. Either way, this dairy-free recipe won't disappoint.

Time Commitment: 40 minutes

20. Mayo Ramen

The secret to this vegetarian, dairy-free tonkotsu copycat? Whisking the ramen’s seasoning packet, Kewpie mayo and a few pantry staples together, then combining it with the noodle water to create a thick, luxurious broth.

Time Commitment: 10 minutes

21. Vietnamese Garlic Prawn Noodle Salad

The citrusy, garlicky vinaigrette would taste good on just about any salad you can imagine, but we especially like it on this gluten-free, pescatarian gem.

Time Commitment: 20 minutes

22. Paleo Chicken Japchae with Korean Glass Noodles

If you’re on a low-carb or gluten-free diet, dangmyeon—also called Korean sweet potato noodles—are your new best friend. 

Time Commitment: 30 minutes

23. Chile Oil Garlic Noodles

Wide, flat rice noodles meet crushed peanuts and a homemade garlic chile oil. This crowd-pleaser is gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan, BTW.

Time Commitment: 20 minutes