These miso garlic noodles are a really simple noodle dish for you to try out at home. It takes very minimal ingredients and is absolutely packed with flavor. You can use any type of noodles you like for this recipe, however, I really love Korean jajang noodles. They provide the perfect bite and chew to a noodle without it falling apart and still holding a lot of that sauce.
Important ingredients for miso garlic noodles
As implied in the name of the dish, miso paste is the base of flavor for this recipe. There are two main types of miso, white and red miso. For this recipe we will be using white miso. White miso isn’t as strong as red miso and is also more commonly used. You can find miso paste at most grocery stores including Walmart and Costco. If not, you will definitely be able to find them at an Asian grocery store.
What noodles to use?
I personally love using Korean jajang noodles as an all purpose noodle. It’s chewy, soft, and has amazing flavor. Usually it is used to make jajangmyeon which is a black bean noodle, but the noodles are so versatile, you can use them for anything.
Peanut butter is optional but I would highly recommend using it. The creamy and subtle flavor from peanut butter cuts through the rich and salty flavor from the miso paste and soy sauce. A little goes a long way here. I used smooth peanut butter but you can use any type you want.
Hot water for miso garlic noodles
Hot water is very important to thin out the sauce that we made using the miso paste and peanut butter. I used somewhere between 2-3 tbsp of hot water but feel free to add as much or as little as you like depending on taste and texture preferences.
I don’t know about you, but noodle garnishes make a HUGE difference for me. I always top my noodles with a crispy fried egg (runny of course), chili crisp, and green onions. Those three are just the non negotiables, sometimes I like to get crazy and add pork belly, spam, and crispy garlic chips.
10 Minute Miso Garlic Noodles
- 200 g jajang noodles
- 1 tbsp miso paste
- ½ tbsp soy sauce
- ½ tbsp peanut butter
- 2 cloves garlic (minced)
- ½ tbsp rice vinegar
- ½ tsp sugar
- 2-3 tbsp hot water
- Cook your favorite noodles in boiling water.200 g jajang noodles
- In a bowl add your remaining ingredients and mix together. This should form a thick and saucy consistency.1 tbsp miso paste, ½ tbsp soy sauce, ½ tbsp peanut butter, 2 cloves garlic, ½ tbsp rice vinegar, ½ tsp sugar, 2-3 tbsp hot water
- Once the noodles are done cooking, add them into the bowl and mix with the sauce. Top with green onions, chili crisp, a crispy fried egg.
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