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bowl of spicy Szechuan noodles with garlic chili oil and fresh herbs
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Spicy Szechuan Noodles with Garlic Chili Oil

Spicy Szechuan noodles with garlic chili oil ready in 15 minutes! Spicy, garlicky Szechuan chili oil noodles made with Lao Gan Ma chili crisp & fresh herbs.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Servings: 2
Calories: 523kcal


Szechuan Garlic Chili Oil Sauce

  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 to 2 Tablespoons Szechuan chili flakes or to taste
  • 3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 Tablespoon dark soy sauce substitute with regular soy sauce
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons Chinese black vinegar substitute with balsamic or rice wine vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon ginger grated
  • ¼ teaspoon salt or to taste
  • ¾ teaspoon sugar (optional)

Optional for more spice


  • Garlic Chili Oil: Saute garlic with vegetable oil in a small pot until it becomes fragrant, about 30 seconds. Remove from the heat and add the rest of the sauce ingredients into the pot.
  • Boil noodles: Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook your noodles according to the directions. Rinse under cold water and drain very well.
  • Add sauce: Add as much of the Szechuan chili oil sauce according to your liking and spice level.
  • Serve: Top with fresh cilantro, scallions, and a sprinkle of sesame seeds. Serve immediately.



  1. Noodles options - Substitute with other wheat noodles or flat rice noodles. Check your Asian grocery store for wide ribbon noodles. They can be found in the dried noodle section or fresh noodles can be found in the refrigerated or frozen section.
  2. Protein and vegetables - Add any cooked protein or vegetables and toss with noodles and chili oil.
  3. Szechuan Garlic Chili Oil Sauce - Makes a little over ⅓ cup of sauce. Extra sauce can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days in an airtight container.
  4. Leftovers -  can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
*Recipe and photos updated on 7/1/21. Originally posted on 7/25/2019.


Calories: 523kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 9.2g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 18mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 8mg