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.
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
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
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
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
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