Spicy Garlic Wok Noodles
1 Tbsp (15 mL)vegetable oil
11 oz (325 g)firm tofu, pressed, cut into 1 cm cubes
1 Tbsp (15 mL)
½ Tbsp (7 mL)sesame oil
3medium shallots, minced
5cloves garlic, minced
1small broccoli, cut into bite-sized florets
6.5 oz (185 g)quick-cooking ramen noodles
1red bell pepper, minced
1 cup (149 g)cherry tomatoes
2 Tbsp (30 mL)dark soy sauce
2 Tbsp (30 mL)sambal oelek, or less for less spice
sliced green onion
toasted sesame seeds
- To a non-stick large pan on high heat, add the oil. When hot, add the tofu. Stir every few minutes, but be careful not to over-stir as the tofu can crumble. When lightly golden on all sides, add the ketjap, toss to coat, and remove from the heat.
- To a sauté pan or wok on medium-high heat, add the sesame oil, shallots, garlic, and broccoli and cook for 6 minutes.
- Cook the noodles according to the package instructions. Ideally, drain when the noodles are 2 minutes away from being al dente*. Run the noodles under cold water.
- Add the drained noodles to the pan with the broccoli. Also add in the tofu, bell pepper, tomatoes, soy sauce, and sambal. Toss to coat, and heat until the noodles are fully cooked.
- Serve in your favourite bowls, top with desired garnish, and enjoy!
- †Ketjap is a slightly thick, sweetened soy sauce commonly used in Indonesian cuisine.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
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Grains & Starches 38%
• quick-cooking ramen noodles
• firm tofu
Fruits & Veggies 49%
• medium shallot
• clove garlic
• small broccoli
• red bell pepper
• cherry tomato
• firm tofu
• vegetable oil
• sesame oil
Nutrition per serving
Calories 774 kcal
|Total fat||34.6 g|
|Saturated fat||10.5 g|
|Trans fat||0.0 g|
|Total carbs||91.1 g|
|Dietary fiber||11.1 g|
|Total sugars||16.8 g|
|Added sugars||0.0 g|
|Vitamin A||165 μg RAE|
|Vitamin B6||0.9 mg|
|Vitamin B12||0 μg|
|Vitamin C||198.5 mg|
|Vitamin D||0 μg|
|Vitamin E||5.5 mg|
|Vitamin K||146 μg|
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Discussion & Rating
So simple, yet so delicious! 10/10 would recommend!!
Thank you for the recipe - will definitely cook it on repeat. Especially want to thank you for introducing a sambal oelek sauce to me - it's a game changer!
This is one of the dishes that we repeatedly introduce on our menu. Quick, fun and delicious!
I loved this recipe! I exchanged ketjap manis with dark soy sauce and some agave syrup and it worked well.
I made this for my family and we all loved it! All the flavors mix together so well and the veggies taste so good along with the noodles.
THIS. IS. AMAZING! We were expecting guests and so I added a lot of cauliflower, carrots, and celery to make sure we had enough. However our guests weren't able to come, but that ended up okay because it was so wonderful that the 2 of us ate almost the entire pan. Also, I used some homemade teriyaki sauce for the tofu instead of ketjap. This will absolutely be on frequent rotation in our home. THANKS PUL TEAM!
We made them at least 10 times. One of your best recipes!
one of my favourite and easiest recipes ever!! <3
I love this dish. Thank you very much for sharing!
It never came to my mind before to add tomates and such a big amount of garlic to wok noodles. But they both go so well with it. :)
Hi Sadia and Robin,
This is a fantastic recipe. Thank you for sharing this. We use this weekly and also the seitan wraps recipe is a favourite.
Made this for dinner last night and it was Amazing! Definitely will be making it again. Thanks so much for these videos. They are truly helpful and appreciated.
Amazing, quick weeknight recipe! Really enjoy the flavours in this one - with or without the tofu!
I love it that most your one-pot recipes are so flexible! I didn't have noodles so used spaghetti instead. My husband refuses tofu :D so I just used broccoli, red cabbage and red pepper, which made it for a pretty hearty dinner. Garlicky flavour combined with a kick from sambal was just really perfect. And so colourful. Was hoping for some leftovers for lunch tomorrow, but I guess that's not going to happen :D
Really great recipe, ready in 15 minutes - so ideal for a weekday :)
You’re right, this is a flexible recipe! Made it for the first time tonight and it was a hit. I just used what I had on hand and it turned out delicious. I used mushrooms instead of tofu, coconut aminos for the kejap manis and soy sauce because I’m allergic to soy, very thinly sliced Brussels sprouts and carrots, onions instead of shallots and gochujang instead of sambal oelek. I also had Hakka noodles so I used that. Um, okay, maybe totally different ingredients but the process is fantastic and still worked. I did have and use the sesame oil! 😄 Anyway, thanks for sharing!
So easy and delicious 🤤 this recipe is quickly becoming a staple in our house! Often onions are on hand and seems to work fine. I also added a zucchini last time because it needed to be used and was also fine but the recipe as written is perfect.
I had this for dinner and it was so good! I didn’t have Ketjap manis so I used Healthy boy sweet soy sauce and a bit of light soy sauce and it was delicious :)
This recipe has become a staple at our house. It is super tasty and nutritious, and surprisingly easy to make. I often use red onion instead of shallots and i add some grated ginger with the garlic if i have it and it turns out wonderful. Thank you Sadia and Robin! :)
Didn't love this exact combo of flavors, but the basic format of the recipe is useful :)
So fantastic!!! I came across your page via a random referral from a stranger. Wow, did I ever luck out. I've tried several of your recipes now. I totally love how bold and creative they are... All blending flavors to well. This was the first time I've ever attempted to cook Tofu! Such a cool first for myself and family. I did cut the cubes in 1cm squares and they tasted great but after looking at your photos I wondered if 1cm actually was meant to read 1 inch cubes? Regardless, totally amazing. Thanks for sharing your gift for food! We love it here in Northern Alabama USA.
I dont know if it's weird but i mixed it with avocado and it was yummy!
Thanks for your recipes! Now i enjoy cooking 🙂
this was lovely, and my whole family loved it! i used cabbage and home-grown green beans and added some tahini while cooking, and also baked the tofu because i have no patience. added a drizzle of toasted sesame oil and some sliced avocados on the top! thank you for another wonderful recipe :)
This was such an easy weeknight dinner! I crumbled the tofu because I like the texture a little better that way, but I have never thought to use stir fry noodles in my home cooking. I saw some stir fry noodles at the store and knew I had to make this - it did not disappoint!
This is honestly sooo good! We have this pretty much on weekly rotation since the moment you posted this. It's also so easy and quick to make! Nutritious, delicious, filling and easy, what more could you want? I can now make it from the top of my head :) Thank you so much!
Love this one, through this recipe I learned about Ketjap Manis, a revelation, thank you sooo much, greetings from Germany 👋
This recipe is such a good example of how Pick Up Limes has really helped me improve the joy I experience in cooking! I make these all the time now
I want to echo some of the other comments about how beautiful your blog is! The colors and presentation make me just want to sit here and scroll to see all the pictures. Great job!
I just have a question about instant ramen noodles. I was doing a search for them and it seems that there is quite a bit of talk about how unhealthy they are and shouldn't be eaten very often. The concern seems to be about TBHQ, as well as high sodium. Just wondering if it's ever been a concern to you or if you know if some brands might be healthier than others?
We all liked it 😊
This recipe has become such a go-to in our household for the flavours, flexibility of veggies you can use and the time it takes to make. I used to make it quite a lot last year and I enjoy the new updated version even more! Such a colourful delicious dish! 😍
Could I replace ketjap with hoisin sauce? Since it's also mildly sweet and has soy-sauce-like stuff(?). This looks absolutely gorgeous though, can't wait to try it.
Easy. Divine recipe! Thank you.
This is one of my favorite recipes- delicious and easy to make.
Hello :) I cooked your recipe Monday and I just froze half the recipe. But I just wondered if it could be frozen or if it was not recommended?
Thanks for your work it's Amazing
My husband and I truly love this recipe. Thank you!
So tasty, only used 1 tbsp of sambal. Thank you for this delicious recipe 😄 (tastes great as left overs)
Hello PUL ! I have a question : I want to make this recipe for lunch but I only have 200 g of smoked tofu... Does it still work ?
Very tasty! Easy and enjoyable to make. I only put 1 tbsp of sambal however! But so yummy! Thank you
Got all the ingredients and am looking forward to using them on other recipes.
Love your website!
Oh my, this is so delicious. I made it today and I cannot help stealing the noodles from the pan throughout the day. I love how flavourful and simple is this meal.
Do you happen to know where I can buy different firmnesses of tofu in Amsterdam? At the Jumbo and A-H they just have "tofu", no firmness indicated.
So delicious and so simple! Didn't have any of the fancy indonesian things, but it was good with just soy sauce :)
Very tasty! Also great to switch f.e. the tomatos with bok choy.
What could be some good alternatives for the spicy sauce?
This was delicious! I am gluten free, so I had to use the closest to ramen noodles I could find, but it turned out great!
Have made this a few times now and we love it. I’ve adjusted it slightly adding some minced red chillis. Absolutely delish!
It was good. Easy to add more veggies.
Hey, I just wanted to double-check with you that the nutritional info is accurate for one serving? It says that the recipe makes two servings and one serving has 99 g of carbohydrates and 30 g of protein. Just from looking over the ingredients list, it seems a bit too much to me - is it really the nutritional info for one serving or for the whole recipe?
Also, I love that the nutrition info is hidden at first!
Such a big fan of this recipe! Even tho i couldn’t find traditional indonesian sauces here in the middle of Russia it came out great. I used sodium reduced soy sauce and sri racha hot sauce. The colors in the plate were so vibrant couldnt help but share the photos with my friends. Comes out pretty pricey tho and thats probably the only disadvantage there is.
Really amazing. I used sambal brandal instead of oelek, but also the tofu with the ketjap manis is amazing.
I had it with peanuts and loved it. I think pineapple would be great with it. Thanks for sharing the receipe.
Best wishes and congrats to you :)
Fantastic recipe! It’s become a true favourite in our house. Very versatile with easily swapped out ingredients. We’ve got a few different recipes of yours in regular rotation now, looking forward to trying more.
These are the best! We did our vegan challenge (we are not vegans) and we enjoyed this meal the most! Amazing.
Just made these last night and LOVED how easy and delicious these were! Doubled the recipe for tasty leftovers today :) Definitely added to our weeknight meal rotation. So grateful for PUL and their simple yet amazing recipes.
One of my favourites! Simple, easy ingredients and delicious. You must give it a try :)
As a Web-Developer myself, I have to acknowledge the beauty of your webdesign! I love how your site has developed and I find a great pleasure in discovering new tiny features like the cross-out-ingredients-function. You have by far the best Food-Blog I know and thank you for sharing all these amazing recipes. :)
Thank you, it's the most wonderful meal!
This was really nice! Instead of shallots I used some chopped up leek and also left out the chilli for my daughter. Will definitely make again, thank you 😊
Loved this recipe! It is really easy to make and not very expensive. Also just a very big fan of noodles, so I definitely will be making this recipe more often 😊
Wow I didn't expect it was THIS good! As a student, I can say that this is a really good option if you are on a budget and do not have much time to cook. Usually, I don't really enjoy tofu, but this tofu is delicious and fits well in the recipe. Thanks!
Very savory! Enjoying my blossoming in the kitchen and I'm happy you guys are the spark of this journey... (from a far!) :D
S/O to Robin for sharing! I was looking "for delicious noodles" and I'm glad you got me covered. Ha!
This will be added to my dinner rotation from now on. So delicious and bursting with flavors! I love that you always incorporate Indonesian recipes :D
What a delicious, warm comfy food! So easy to make and it smells delicious. Love to top the dish with sesame seads. This will be a dish I will make every week! Thank you for sharing the recipe and so easy to follow with the youtube video. Keep up the good work, I’m a big fan!
This was delicious! It was a hit with my children! We made our own ketjap manis and follow your instructions for the tofu to a T. Will become a staple in this house. Thanks again!
I'm so glad there's the option swap for gochujang! Here in Japan, Sambal Oelek is (mysteriously) impossible to find. Asking for PUL's expertise here: what is the difference between Sambal, Sambal Kokita, Sambla Oelek? (first two are the only ones found here) Are these interchangeable? I would love to, because it would mean so many PUL's recipes would finally be accessible to me here!
Very moreish! Sadly I didn't have any tofu but butter beans were actually really nice in this. Top tip: spaghetti noodles are the perfect texture for fried noodles and they capture flavour really well. Thanks for this recipe.
Fast and tasty. I highly recommend!
easy to make and really tasty! :>
Super delicious recipe! My dish was a bit salty as I used normal soy sauce instead of sodium-reduced, so don't be like me and listen to the recipe :D
This was yummy!
A lovely noodle recipe that's super customizable with whatever ingredients you have! Also my first time trying sambal and it's spicy and a bit sweet!
This is yet another PUL favorite which I made several times in a non-spicy version and with mushrooms! 😁