10 Minute Sesame Ramen Noodles

Dress up your ramen noodles in 10 minutes or less by making this Sesame Noodles recipe. Ditch the seasoning packet and make this flavour-packed sesame ramen noodles instead!

Don’t let the name fool you. This 10 minutes sesame ramen noodles can be substituted with any types noodles you have on hand. The cook time might increase by a minute or two since pasta noodles take a little longer to cook than ramen noodles but don’t let that dissuade you! This homemade sesame noodles is PACKED with flavour and you’ll want to make this often!

Bowl of sesame noodles topped with green onions and fried onions.

Why You’ll Love This Sesame Noodles Recipe

  • It’s easy! You literally just toast the minced garlic in sesame oil, combine the handful of sauce ingredients, and then toss the noodles in it. It really does take 10 minutes or less.
  • It’s flavourful. There’s SO much flavour in this. The packets that come with your ramen noodles ain’t got nothing on these sesame noodles.
  • It’s easy to customize. Make it spicy, make it with more sesame flavours, make it sweet, it’s up to you!

What You’ll Need

Overhead photo of ingredients need to make sesame noodles.
  • ramen noodles or instant noodles — or use pasta noodles, udon noodles, yakisoba noodles, etc. Whatever you want.
  • pure sesame oil 
  • minced garlic
  • soy sauce – I usually try to use low sodium soy sauce.
  • oyster sauce – don’t worry, while it’s made from oyster extract, it doesn’t taste like oysters!
  • sambal oelek
  • water or vegetable broth
  • mirin
  • green onions
  • optional: toasted sesame seeds, fried onion, and more green onions as garnish.
sambal oelek chili sauce.

What is Sambal Oelek?

Sambal Oelek is an Indonesian chili sauce or paste that is typically made from a mixture of a variety of chili peppers. I’ve found that it’s common to find it in major grocery stores now and not just small ethnic stores. If you’ve never tried it before, I suggest starting small as it is quite spicy. I use 1 tbsp in this specific sesame noodle recipe but I’ve made it with 2 tbsp before and I was reaching for water. If you cannot find it in stores, you can get sambal oelek online.

How to Make Sesame Ramen Noodles

A pot of cooked noodles.
  • Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook your ramen noodles 1 minute under the instructions on the package. Mine cooks in 4 minutes so I cook it to 3 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  • In a skillet over medium heat, add in the sesame oil and after approximately 30 seconds, add in the minced garlic. Cook until fragrant, approximately 1 minute.
  • Add in the soy sauce, oyster sauce, sambal oelek, water or vegetable broth, mirin, and green onions. Stir and let the sauce cook for a minute.
  • Add in the cooked ramen noodles to the skillet.
  • Toss until the ramen noodles have soaked up the sauce.
  • Top with garnishes if desired.
Close up of a plate of sesame noodles with chopsticks.

Tips and Notes

  • If you’d like to make this sesame noodles spicier, add an extra tablespoon of sambal oelek.
  • If you do not have sambal oelek, you can substitute with sriracha. Sriracha is less spicy to feel free to add more.
  • To make the sesame flavour stronger, you can drizzle some toasted sesame oil and toss to coat before serving.
  • To make this sesame ramen noodle sweeter, you can add a drizzle of honey to the sauce or a tablespoon or two of brown sugar.
  • I like to top my noodles with fried onions. They add a nice crunch to the noodles. See the image below to see what I’m referring to!
Fried red onions.

Make Ahead Tips

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A plate of sesame noodles with green onions.
Bowl of sesame noodles topped with green onions and fried onions.

10 Minute Sesame Ramen Noodles

Dress up your ramen noodles in 10 minutes or less by making this Sesame Noodles recipe. Ditch the seasoning packet and make this flavour packed sesame ramen noodles instead!

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Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 10 mins

Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 3-4 packages ramen noodles, or use pasta noodles, udon noodles, yakisoba noodles, etc.
  • 2 tbsp pure sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • ¼ cup soy sauce, low sodium
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp sambal oelek
  • 2 tbsp water or vegetable broth
  • 2 tbsp mirin
  • 4 stalks green onions, sliced

Optional Garnish

  • toasted sesame seeds
  • fried onion
  • green onions

Instructions

  • Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook your ramen noodles 1 minute under the instructions on the package. Mine cooks in 4 minutes so I cook it to 3 minutes. Drain and set aside.

  • In a skillet over medium heat, add in the sesame oil and after approximately 30 seconds, add in the minced garlic. Cook until fragrant, approximately 1 minute.

  • Add in the soy sauce, oyster sauce, sambal oelek, water or vegetable broth, mirin, and green onions. Stir and let the sauce cook for a minute.

  • Add in the cooked ramen noodles to the skillet.

  • Toss until the ramen noodles have soaked up the sauce.

  • Top with garnishes if desired.

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Nutrition

Calories: 469kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 2576mg | Potassium: 242mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 138IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 4mg

Authour: Carmy

Course: Main Course, Side Dish

Cuisine: Asian

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