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Black Garlic Chili Oil Noodles

This black garlic chili oil noodles recipe is flavorful, aromatic, and all-around delicious! The flavor combination is out of the world. It's savory, sweet, salty, and SO easy to put together for a quick and delicious meal for any day of the week!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Keyword: 20-minute, noodles
Servings: 2
Author: woonheng


  • 2 servings noodles of choice used fresh ramen (see note)
  • 1 bulb black garlic
  • tablespoons chili powder used gochugaru plus more for a spicier version
  • tablespoons vegan oyster sauce (see notes)
  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • a drizzle of dark soy sauce for color optional
  • tablespoons neutral oil plus more if needed
  • chopped scallions


  • Squeeze garlic cloves into a large mixing bowl. Add a drizzle of oil or water and mash the garlic with a fork into a fine paste.
  • Add the chili flakes, vegan oyster sauce, soy sauce, and a drizzle of dark soy sauce (if using).
  • Heat 1 - 1½ tablespoons of oil in a small saucepan to about 225°F (110°C) or right before it starts to smoke.
  • Carefully pour the hot oil on to the garlic mix and quickly stir to combine.
  • Next, bring a pot of water to boil and cook the noodles as directed. I used fresh ramen that only need 2-3 minutes to cook.
  • When noodles are ready, sieve it out and transfer to the garlic mix. Using a pair of chopsticks, quickly toss to combine.
  • Garnish with chopped scallions before serving.



  • The 2 servings of fresh ramen noodles I used weighed 13.9oz (395g) in total
  • I used a hand-held cooking thermometer to measure the oil temperature
  • If you have roasted chili flakes, please reduce the oil temperature to prevent the sauce from overcook (it may turn bitter)
  • If you can't find store-bought vegan oyster sauce, please use this recipe.