Spicy Garlic Ramen

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This Spicy Garlic Ramen is the perfect way to warm you up with this cooler weather and can be made in less than 10 minutes! They’re spicy, aromatic, and so delicious. If you’re looking for an incredible spicy noodle dish that won’t break the bank, give this recipe a try!

spicy garlic ramen close up in a bowl

Watch the Spicy Garlic Ramen Recipe Video Below!

spicy garlic ramen raw ingredients

Ingredients for Spicy Garlic Ramen

This recipe only calls for a few ingredients to make delicious these delicious Spicy Garlic Ramen noodles! Here is what you’ll need:

  • Dried ramen noodles (2 portions) – The photo above shows the exact type of ramen noodles I’m using. These were taken from a Shin ramen package and they make ramen noodles that are perfect for this recipe. I found these at my local 99 ranch.
  • Garlic
  • Scallions
  • Gochugaru (or dried red chili flake)
  • Neutral oil
  • Light Soy Sauce (low sodium)
  • Oyster Sauce
  • Sriracha – You can add as much or as little as you like here or use chili oil instead! I have a homemade version that I make all the time. You can find the recipe here.
  • Brown Sugar
  • White Pepper
  • Water
  • Reserved cooking water

I always like to garnish mine with freshly chopped scallion, crushed peanuts and extra chili oil!

Spicy Garlic Ramen: Recipe Instructions

Combine the Sauce

To begin, take a bowl or jar and combine light soy sauce, oyster sauce, sriracha, brown sugar, white pepper, and water. Stir with a fork or whisk until the sauce is combined and smooth!

mixing sauce in a bowl

Sauté the aromatics

Once the sauce is combined, the next step is to sauté the aromatics. Over medium high heat, add 2 tsp of neutral oil and sauté garlic, scallion, and gochugaru until fragrant (about 30 seconds).

frying garlic ginger and chili flakes in a pan

Boli the Noodles

Next, boil your noodles according to package directions. Drain them, making sure to reserve about 1/2 cup of noodle cooking water, then immediately add the noodles into the aromatics.

cooking ramen in boiling water

Add the Spicy Garlic Sauce and Mix Well

Finally, add the sauce and mix well until the ramen noodles are thoroughly combined with the sauce. If the noodles are too dry, add a bit of the reserved cooking water to loosen them up and get the sauce to a thinner consistency. Enjoy!

Spicy Garlic Ramen in pan


Be sure to reserve at least a 1/2 cup of noodle cooking water in order to help loosen up the sauce with the ramen noodles.

You can garnish your noodles with freshly chopped scallions, crushed peanuts and sliced cucumber!

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4.94 from 15 votes

Spicy Garlic Ramen

Servings: 2
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Spicy Garlic Ramen in pan
This spicy garlic ramen is a 10 minute ramen hack that elevates simple ramen noodles to the next level! It's perfect for a quick meal or snack


  • 2 ramen noodle portions
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp gochugaru , can sub red chili flakes
  • 2 tsp neutral oil
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce, low sodium
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp sriracha
  • 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1/2 cup reserved cooking water, if needed to loosen sauce


  • Add 2 tsp of oil in a pan over medium high heat. Saute garlic, scallion and gochugaru until fragrant (about 30 seconds).
  • Cook ramen noodles in boiling water until al dente. Reserve 1/2 cup of noodle cooking water.
  • In a small bowl, mix together light soy sauce, oyster sauce, sriracha, brown sugar, white pepper, and water.
  • Add noodles to sautéed aromatics and gochugaru, then add the premixed sauce. Add noodle water as necessary to loosen the sauce and cook over high heat until the sauce has absorbed into the noodles.
  • Garnish with scallions and sesame seeds and enjoy!


Calories: 47kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 3gFat: 0.4gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 1460mgPotassium: 153mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 724IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 36mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
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  1. 5 stars
    This is so good I added a little more white pepper and some chillier powder and it really pushed it over the top. This recipe was super good and I will be making it again. 🔥

  2. 5 stars
    this recipe I have made multiple times and have memorized😊. easy and comforting food to make if there isn’t anything to eat.

  3. 5 stars
    Spicy plus garlic… say less! Two of my favorite flavors ever and this dish combines them in the most mouth-wateringly delicious way.

  4. 5 stars
    I made this for a quick dinner. It’s terrific and FAST! Add chicken or any other protein and it’s so wonderful!

  5. 5 stars
    This recipe comes together quickly and is delicious! A subtle sweetness with the perfect of amount of saltiness and garlic!

  6. 5 stars
    Just cooked this with my bf and we loved it. Super easy and fast and we spiced it up with a soft boiled egg and some extra veggies (pak choi, carrots). With definitely do it again.

  7. 4 stars
    This was definitely quick, easy and yummy. It would be even better with some form of veggie, protein. It’s a keeper.