3 Super Delicious Vegetarian Spicy Noodles For Any Occasion

Nothing can match the taste of the perfect vegetarian spicy noodles. You can mix them with a sweet and sour sauce, add some spice, or whip them up with your favorite veggies. But, there is one particular problem. Not every Asian restaurant offers a full-on vegetarian menu. You have a few options to experiment with. So, you end up sticking to the same vegetarian-dishes every single time.

Well, no more!

It’s time to take noodle meals to a whole new level and make the perfect savory meals you will proudly share with friends.

3 Ultra Flavorful Vegetarian Spicy Noodles Recipes

It’s not just about adding spices; it is about mixing the perfect flavors to get a nice meal quickly. All the recipes we have on this list can be cooked in less than 40 min, and one even takes 20 minutes. Plus, they are extra delicious and don’t require much cooking experience. All you have to do is follow the steps, and you are ready to enjoy homemade vegetarian spicy noodles.

Here we have the:

  • Fancy Singapore noodles
  • Beginner-friendly vegetarian spicy noodles
  • Extra spicy pan-fried noodles with tofu

Noodles can indeed be added to salads, and soups can be fried or boiled. But, our goal is to show you how to make the best-tasting meal anyone will love. You can add as much or as little hot spices you want. So, let’s get right to them.

1.   Fancy Singapore Noodles

Dinner plates piled high with delicious Vegan Singapore Noodles for a flavorful simple meal
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Most Singapore noodles come with shrimps and pork, but this one is different. Instead of meat, you get the texture and protein from tofu and a bunch of other ingredients. It has a very rich taste, can satisfy the cravings, and is one of those meals that are not too sweet nor too salty. Singapore noodles are the perfect balance between a comforting and a spicy meal.

Serving size: 2 people
Cooking time: 30 min
Unique features: Gluten-free, vegan-friendly, infused with curry


For the Noodles:

  • 6 ounces of pre-cooked rice noodles (you can use brown rice noodles too)
  • 2 tablespoons of sesame oil
  • 4 teaspoons of curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon of tamari sauce
  • 12 snow peas (keep them whole)
  • ¾ red bell pepper sliced in thin pieces
  • ¼ onion sliced in thin pieces

For the Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons of coconut sugar (add more if you’d like)
  • 1 tablespoon of minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons of tamari
  • 3 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lime juice (1 big lime is enough)


  • 8 ounces of tofu (extra-firm)
  • 2 chopped green onions
  • Chili garlic sauce (*optional for extra spice)

Let’s Start Cooking

  1. Make the sauce first. Add all the sauce ingredients to a bowl and whisk them until they combine. Give the sauce a taste, if it’s not sweet enough, add more sugar. If you want more spice, add more garlic. When it’s done, set it aside.
  2. Heat a big skillet at medium-high. When the pan is nice and hot, add the oil, red bell pepper, and onions. Let them cook for 3-4 min or until the onion is translucent and the peppers are nice and soft. Keep stirring.
  3. Pour the snow peas, curry, tamari, and stir. Let them cook for 2-3 min. Remove the skillet from the heat. Transfer the veggies to a different bowl.
  4. Add a tablespoon of sesame oil to the same hot pan. Pour the noodles, curry, and toss them until the noodles are nice and coated. Keep the pan under the heat for 1 or 2 minutes.
  5. Add the veggies back to the same pan with the noodles and stir for 2 minutes. Let everything incorporate well.
  6. Serve and garnish. Add as much or as little chili sauce as you’d like.

Your meal is ready! Enjoy.

Note: Don’t leave the noodles for more than 3 days in the fridge. They are best served fresh.

2.   Beginner-Friendly Vegetarian Spicy Noodles

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Sometimes, you have all the time in the world to prepare a solid meal. But, you don’t have the cooking skills to make it work. So, you end up wasting time and messing up a good meal. With these spicy noodles, you don’t need to be a cooking diva. They are cheap, easy to make, and extremely tasty. Here is how you can make them.

Serving size: 6 people
Cooking time: 40 min
Unique features: cheap, easy, extra flavorful


  • Half a teaspoon of black pepper
  • Half a cup of sliced green onions
  • 2 tablespoons of sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce (the vegetarian version)
  • 3 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • A quarter cup of hoisin sauce
  • A quarter cup of smooth peanut butter
  • 4 cups of cabbage sliced in thin pieces
  • Half a teaspoon of red chili flakes (preferably dried)
  • 1 tablespoon of grated ginger
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 big thinly sliced green bell pepper
  • 1 big thinly sliced red bell pepper
  • 1 big chopped onion
  • A cup of chopped unsalted peanuts
  • 16 ounces of pre-cooked noodles
  • Whole dried chili for extra spice (*optional garnish)

Let’s Get Cooking

  1. Take a large non-stick pan and let it warm on medium heat. Pour in the sesame and olive oil. Add the onions and let them cook for 2-3 minutes to become translucent.
  2. Add the chili, ginger, peppers, and garlic to the same pan. Cook for 3 to 4 min or until the peppers soften up a bit.
  3. Toss in the cabbage. Cook for another 2 to 3 minutes or after it wilts.
  4. Add the hoisin, soy, peanut butter, and Worcestershire sauce. Mix everything well to make sure all the veggies are coated in the sauces.
  5. Pour in the noodles together with the green onion. Let them simmer for 2 min.
  6. Serve and garnish with sesame seeds or anything you might like.

Your meal is finally ready! Enjoy.

3.   Extra Spicy Pan-Fried Noodles With Tofu

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You can never have enough spice. But, when you combine noodles with the pan-fried tofu, that’s when the real flavor starts rolling in. Here is how you can make this super-quick meal at home.

Serving size: 4 people
Cooking time: 30 min
Unique features: extra flavor, fewer ingredients


  • 16 ounces of extra-firm tofu
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • A quarter cup of coconut milk
  • Half a teaspoon of coriander (ground)
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar (preferably light)
  • 3 tablespoons of sambal (or any chili sauce you like)
  • 4 tablespoons of safflower oil (2 tbsp for the tofu, 2 tbsps for the noodles)
  • A cup of tomato sauce
  • Half a tablespoon of finely minced ginger
  • 1 tablespoon of finely minced garlic
  • Half a cup of shallots, minced
  • 10 ounces of pre-cooked noodles (preferably rice noodles)
  • Steamed broccoli (for garnish)

Let’s Get Cooking

  1. Slice the tofu in tiny triangles or any shape you like, as long as they are small. Don’t worry; they don’t have to be perfect.
  2. Take a skillet and let it warm on medium heat. Pour in the oil. Once the skillet is nice and hot, add the tofu. Add some salt—Cook the small tofu bites for 2-3 minutes. You want them to have a nice golden surface on the bottom. When they do, flip them over and let them cook on the other side.
  3. Leave the tofu to cool.
  4. It’s time for the sauce. To a different skillet, add the oil and let it heat. Pour in the shallots and cook them until they soften up for around 3 min. Then, add the ginger and garlic and let them sit in the heat for a few seconds or until you feel the aroma coming from the pan.
  5. Pour the chili sauce, tomato sauce, brown sugar. Mix well. Cover the pan with a lid and let them simmer for 6 minutes.
  6. Remove the lid and pour in the coconut milk. Keep stirring.
  7. It’s time for the noodles. Toss them in the sauce you just made. Mix well.
  8. Transfer the noodles to a pan and serve with the tofu and add the broccoli.

Your meal is ready! Enjoy.

Final Thoughts

No matter which recipe you pick, you will be slurping on some delicious noodles. You get three amazing meals packed with nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. And, best of all, they don’t contain any meat. The next time you have friends come over, you can surprise them with any of these options. You can pick the quicker solution or the more flavorful one; the choice is yours.

Have you ever tried any of these meals before? Do you want to give them a try? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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