Sesame Garlic Oil Noodles

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These Sesame Garlic Oil Noodles are one of my favorite 10 minute recipes! It requires very little prep and uses ingredients you probably already have in your pantry – and the best part is, they’re freaking delicious!

The best part about this dish is that it requires very few ingredients, and mostly uses everyday pantry items! The sizzling oil is so fragrant and is perfect when you need to put together something fast for a quick and easy lunch or snack.

Watch the Sesame Garlic Oil Noodle Recipe Video Below!

INGREDIENTS TIPS

NOODLES
The #1 question I always get is WHAT BRAND OF NOODLES DO I USE? See the photo above for the exact noodles I used in this recipe – I bought them from my local 99 Ranch store! These are my preferred choice of noodles for this recipe because of the texture and how they soak up the sauce perfectly.

SPICES
This recipe is designed to be adjustable to your preference – the measurements are provided as a guidance but you do NOT have to follow it exactly! For reference, I used 1/2 tbsp of Szechuan chili flakes and would rate this spice level 3 out of 10!

MSG
As always, this is optional 🙂

NEUTRAL OIL
My favorite neutral oil is avocado oil, but you can also use canola or vegetable oil! I don’t use olive oil when cooking Chinese food for two reasons: 1. It has a low burning point and 2. I find that the flavor profile does not usually go with the dish.

RECIPE TIPS

DO NOT USE A GLASS BOWL
Please use a ceramic or oven safe bowl – DO NOT USE A GLASS BOWL! I have never had a glass bowl explode on me but I know this is possible, so please do not use them when handling hot oil!

SAFETY FIRST
You are handling boiling hot oil in this recipe, so please be safe! Use a small sauce pan you can handle comfortably when heating up the oil and be careful when pouring (go slowly).

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5 from 5 votes

Sesame Garlic Oil Noodles

Ingredients 

  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp ginger, minced
  • 1/2 tbsp Szechuan chili flakes, adjust to your spice preference
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
  • 1/4 tsp msg, optional
  • 6 oz dried noodles, see image above for specific brand I used!
  • 1/4 cup neutral oil, I used avocado oil
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil

Instructions 

  • In a ceramic or oven safe bowl, add minced garlic, ginger, scallions, sesame seeds, Szechuan chili flakes, sugar, white pepper, and msg.
  • Heat 1/4 cup neutral oil to 375F and carefully pour the oil over your ingredients and mix thoroughly until combined. Add a tbsp of soy sauce and sesame oil once the oil has cooled slightly.
  • Cook your noodles in boiling water according to package directions. Drain and add to your bowl. Mix, and garnish with freshly chopped scallions and sesame seeds. Enjoy!
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9 Comments

  1. Hi CJ,

    I’m thinking about making this dish for a potluck. Do you know if the noodles hold up for an extended period? If not, do you have a recommendation on which type of noodles to use that would hold it’s consistency?Wouldn’t want the noodles to get mushy or expand too much during the party. Thanks!

    1. Ohh that’s a tough one. They’re best served immediately but I would just try to keep everything as warm as possible so the noodles don’t clump up, and save some extra noodle water and heat it up to loosen the sauce when you’re at the potluck!

  2. 5 stars
    So super easy and delicious! Question- can you find the Szechuan chili flakes already flaked or did you crush them yourself? I was at 99 and only saw them in whole form (but can look better when I go again).

    1. Whoops I was talking about Szechuan peppercorns, not chili flakes. I just saw your links in your page. Thanks!

  3. 5 stars
    Made this tonight and it was so good! I would mince the garlic very small next time and add more soy and chili flakes..Will make again for sure! Thank you! Love the fried rice recipe as well!

  4. 5 stars
    My family and I only eat seafood so I find Chinese vegetables to be part of my everyday cooking and I like checking out your website for something different. Thanks ?

  5. 5 stars
    This noodle is the best of the best of the best of all the noodle in the world, I can eat this kind of noodle. I really like Asian noodle than others. Keep sharing amazing contents mate