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Spicy Garlic Wok Noodles

40 min


This is a new and improved update on our favourite spicy garlic wok noodles! It's loaded with veggies, and is an ultra-flexible recipe. Change up the veggies based on what you have in the fridge - green beans, cabbage, carrots, mushrooms, or bean sprouts - they all work great!



40 min


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Seasoned tofu

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  • ½ Tbsp (7 mL)
    sesame oil
  • 3
    medium shallots, minced
  • 5
    cloves garlic, minced
  • 1
    small broccoli, cut into bite-sized florets
  • 6.5 oz (185 g)
    quick-cooking ramen noodles
  • 1
    red 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

Optional garnish

  • sliced green onion
  • toasted sesame seeds
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  1. To a large pan on high heat, add the oil. When hot, add the tofu cubes. Stir every few minutes to ensure the tofu cooks evenly on all sides, but careful to not over-stir as this can cause the tofu to crumble. When lightly golden on all sides, add the ketjap, toss to coat, and remove from the heat.
  2. To a large pot or wok on medium-high heat, add the sesame oil, shallots, garlic, and broccoli and cook for about 6 minutes.
  3. To a large heat-proof bowl or pot, add the ramen noodles and pour boiling water over top. Cover and let sit to soften for 4 - 5 minutes. We ideally want to drain when the noodles are 2 minutes away from being al dente. If using noodles that are not quick-cooking, simply cook according to the package instructions, and drain 2 minutes before they are fully cooked. Run the noodles under cold water.
  4. Add the drained noodles to the large pot containing the broccoli and shallot mixture. Also add in the bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, soy sauce, and sambal. Toss everything to coat, and continue to cook until the noodles are fully cooked and everything is heated through.
  5. Serve in your favourite bowls, top with desired garnish, and enjoy!


  • * Ketjap is a slightly thick, sweetened soy sauce commonly used in Indonesian cuisine.


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Grains 50%

quick-cooking ramen noodles

Proteins 10%

extra firm tofu

Fruits & Veggies 40%

medium shallot

clove garlic

small broccoli

red bell pepper

cherry tomatoes


extra firm tofu


vegetable oil

sesame oil

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Monica - Nov. 28, 2021, 8:08 p.m.

Thank you, it's the most wonderful meal!

Kim - Nov. 24, 2021, 9:45 a.m.

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 😊

PUL Team - Nov. 24, 2021, 8:36 p.m.

Thanks for sharing the adjustments with us, Kim! We're so happy the noodles were enjoyed ✨

Inge - Nov. 23, 2021, 6:33 p.m.

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 😊

PUL Team - Nov. 24, 2021, 7:58 p.m.

We appreciate this so much, Inge, thank you for taking the time to share!

Marijn - Nov. 19, 2021, 6:33 p.m.

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!

PUL Team - Nov. 20, 2021, 5:20 a.m.

Aw so lovely to hear, Marijn, thank you for the kind words! Best of luck with your studies ✨

Newbie_Rookie_00 - Nov. 18, 2021, 5:18 a.m.

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!

PUL Team - Nov. 19, 2021, 1:56 a.m.

So thrilled you enjoyed the recipe, thanks so much for taking the time to share 😊

Cassandra - Nov. 16, 2021, 11 p.m.

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

Doret Verberne - Nov. 16, 2021, 7:13 p.m.

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!

PUL Team - Nov. 17, 2021, 1:58 a.m.

Oh, Doret, this means so much! Thank you for the kind words and for being part of our PUL family 🤗

Phison - Nov. 13, 2021, 6:15 p.m.

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!

PUL Team - Nov. 13, 2021, 11:47 p.m.

Woohoo! Thank you for taking the time to share, Phison 🤗

Alica - Nov. 10, 2021, 6:24 p.m.

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!

PUL Team - Nov. 11, 2021, 1:25 a.m.

Hi Alica! That's a lovely question. Our understanding is that 'Sambal' refers to a sauce made from chile peppers. The sauce can be made with other ingredients or with different processing (such as with a Mortar and Pestle) which leads to variations, such as Sambal Oelek. Kokita appears to be a brand that sells Sambal, so perhaps the chile peppers are processed in a slightly different way than traditional Sambal Oelek?

Either option should be interchangeable, adding more or less to taste. We hope this helps for now ☺️

Vera - Nov. 9, 2021, 9:16 p.m.

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.

PUL Team - Nov. 10, 2021, 2:01 a.m.

Thanks for the tip, Vera, and the kind words are so appreciated! Happy cooking ☺️

Marie-Elisa - Nov. 6, 2021, 4:55 p.m.

Fast and tasty. I highly recommend!

PUL Team - Nov. 6, 2021, 7:08 p.m.

Thank you for the kinds words, Marie-Elisa!

jim - Aug. 31, 2021, 7:07 p.m.

easy to make and really tasty! :>

Clare - Aug. 25, 2021, 3 p.m.

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

Meera - July 11, 2021, 3:15 p.m.

This was yummy!

Chelsea - July 8, 2021, 7:14 p.m.

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!

Cris S - June 5, 2021, 4:36 p.m.

This is yet another PUL favorite which I made several times in a non-spicy version and with mushrooms! 😁

PUL Team - June 5, 2021, 9:49 p.m.

A wonderful way to mix it up with mushrooms! So thrilled you enjoyed it, Cris 😃

zoe - April 14, 2021, 2:08 p.m.

love it!

PUL Team - April 16, 2021, 6:50 p.m.

Thank you, Zoe!