10 Minute Chili Garlic Udon

Chili garlic udon is my new go-to recipe for when I’m craving noodle but feel lazy. While this works with all types of noodles, I really enjoy udon because of the soft and chewy texture. Another great option is with ramen noodles. This recipe is super quick to put together and can be done in under 10 minutes. I love to make this when I’m short on time and want a quick snack.

What are udon noodles?

Udon noodles, a staple in Japanese cuisine, are thick, chewy wheat noodles with a smooth texture. Every slurp becomes one of the most satisfying bites you will have. These versatile noodles are made from wheat flour, salt, and water, traditionally kneaded and cut into thick strips. Udon noodles are renowned for their ability to absorb flavors while maintaining their distinct springy texture, making them ideal for various dishes. Udon noodles are loved not only for their taste and texture but also for their ability to adapt to different culinary styles. Thus, making them one of the most versatile noodles out there.

What is gochugaru chili flakes?

Gochugaru, a coarsely ground red pepper or chili powder made from sun-dried Korean red chili peppers. Known for its distinct deep red color and medium heat level, gochugaru carries a unique flavor profile. Delivering both fruity and slightly smoky notes with a moderate spiciness. Its versatility extends to marinades, dressings, and sauces, making it a quintessential component in Korean culinary practices.

Korean red pepper flakes

Why I add sweet soy sauce in chili garlic udon

Kecap Manis, sweet soy sauce, is an Indonesian condiment with a syrupy texture and a sweet flavor. Its versatility makes it a fundamental ingredient in Indonesian cuisine. Serving as a delightful glaze, a marinade for meats, or a rich seasoning in stir-fries. The slightly viscous consistency and sweet taste of Kecap Manis adds depth to dishes and also contribute to a glossy finish. By adding this ingredient into the noodle sauce, it not only thickens the texture, but also adds sweetness and color to the noodles. Here is the brand I use:

10 Minute Chili Garlic Udon

This 10 minute chili garlic udon is probably the easiest recipe you will ever make.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer, lunch, Snack
Cuisine asian


  • 1 package udon noodles
  • ½ shallot
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • tbsp soy sauce
  • ½ tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp gochugaru (Korean chili flakes)
  • 1 tbsp chili crisp
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp kecap manis sweet soy sauce (optional)
  • tbsp oil


  • green onion
  • black garlic
  • crispy garlic


  • Start by finely dicing your shallots and mincing garlic into a bowl.
    ½ shallot, 2 cloves garlic
  • Add soy sauce, dark soy sauce, gochugaru, chili crisp, rice vinegar, sesame oil, sugar, and sweet soy sauce. Mix well.
    1½ tbsp soy sauce, ½ tbsp dark soy sauce, 1 tbsp gochugaru (Korean chili flakes), 1 tbsp chili crisp, 1 tsp rice vinegar, 1 tsp sesame oil, 1 tsp sugar, 1 tbsp kecap manis sweet soy sauce
  • Heat up some oil to 400F then pour it over all the sauces.
    2½ tbsp oil
  • Cook your udon noodles according to packaging.
    1 package udon noodles
  • Mix udon in with the sauce and top with garnishes.
    green onion, black garlic, crispy garlic
Keyword chili, garlic, noodles, udon

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1 Comment

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