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30 Must-Try Asian Noodle Recipes

From udon to rice vermicelli to pho, the variety of noodles and accompanying broths/sauces seems endless. Over the years, I’ve experimented with recreating many of my favorites at home. Here are 30 tasty Asian noodle recipes that I highly recommend you try.

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I have a deep love for Asian noodles that has only grown over the years.

There’s just something about their versatility, flavors, and quick and easy preparation that makes them an absolute favorite in my book.

Living in Thailand and Vietnam has exposed me to countless noodle dishes.

Type of Asian noodles

Before all the Asian noodle recipes, let’s take a closer look at some of the most popular varieties:

Japanese Noodles:

Ramen: Arguably the most famous Japanese noodle, ramen is characterized by its springy, chewy texture and rich, umami-forward broth. Ramen noodles can be straight or wavy in shape.

Udon: These thick, pillowy wheat noodles have a satisfying bite and are often served in hot broth-based dishes or chilled with dipping sauces.

Soba: Made from buckwheat flour, soba noodles have a delicate, earthy flavor and tender yet firm texture. They’re delicious and served hot or cold.

Asian Rice Noodles

Rice Stick Noodles: Also known as “banh pho,” these flat, wide rice noodles are a staple in Vietnamese cuisine, often used in pho and other noodle soups.

Rice Vermicelli: Thin, delicate rice noodles that are a common component in spring rolls, salads, and stir-fries across Southeast Asia.

Glass Noodles: Translucent noodles made from mung bean or sweet potato starch that become chewy when cooked.

Chinese Noodles

Egg Noodles: These yellow, wheat-based noodles offer a satisfying chew and are widely used in Chinese stir-fries and soups.

Mung Bean Threads: Also known as “cellophane” or “glass” noodles, these clear, delicate noodles are popular in Chinese and Korean cuisines.

Wheat Noodles: Chinese wheat-based noodles come in various shapes and sizes, from tender lo mein to springy chow mein.

30 Delicious Asian Noodle Recipes

#1 Stir Fry Udon Noodles

Stir Fry Udon Noodles

Udon noodles have a lovely chewy texture that stands up well to sauces. This stir-fry dish lets the hearty noodles soak up the savory mushrooms and sweet soy sauce flavors. Plus, everything comes together in under 30 minutes!

Tips: The key is to not overcook the noodles, which can result in a mushy texture.

#2 Sesame Yaki Udon Noodles

Sesame Yaki Udon Noodles

These sesame yaki udon noodles are stir-fried with a savory homemade sauce and vibrant broccolini.

#3 Homemade Chicken Ramen

Homemade Chicken Ramen

This is an incredibly flavorful classic shoyu chicken ramen with authentic flavors. It’s easy enough to make for dinner in about 45 minutes, or 30 minutes for an easier version.

Topped with caramelized soy chicken and a ramen egg!

#4 Instant Pot Pork Lo Mein Recipe

Instant Pot Pork Lo Mein Recipe

If you are in a hurry but still want a delicious dinner look no further then this Instant Pot Pork Lo Mein.

Bring the takeout to your own kitchen featuring tender pork, flavorful vegetables, and chewy noodles in a savory sauce.

#5 Kimchi Noodle Salad Recipe

Kimchi Noodle Salad Recipe

This kimchi noodle salad is the perfect recipe for lunch meal prep! Just add chicken or tofu to round out this meal.

#6 Chinese Longevity Noodles Recipe

Chinese Longevity Noodles Recipe

Longevity noodles allow for all of the sauce ingredients to cling to them, leaving no bite without massive flavor.

Delicious flavor, at that!

#7 Gochujang noodles

Gochujang noodles

Need a quick meal under 10 minutes?

This 8-minute Gochujang Noodles recipe is a fantastic Korean Noodles Recipe that is oh so flavorful.

#8 Chinese Dan Dan Noodles

Chinese Dan Dan Noodles

Chewy noodles topped with ground pork and tossed in a rich sesame chili oil sauce makes this a delicious and easy lunch or dinner meal.

#9 Shrimp Udon with Miso Brown Butter

Shrimp Udon with Miso Brown Butter

The miso brown butter in this dish is so good you’ll want to eat it with a spoon.

Mix and match with your favorite protein and vegetables, but don’t skimp on the fresh udon! It is worth it!

#10 Asian Garlic Noodles

Asian Garlic Noodles

Asian Garlic Noodles are a quick and easy 20-minute stir-fry dish featuring your favorite noodles tossed in a delectable sauce made with garlic, butter, soy sauce, and parmesan cheese.

It’s perfect for garlic lovers!

#11 JapChae Recipe (Korean Stir Fry Noodles)

JapChae Recipe (Korean Stir Fry Noodles)

This is one of the famous dishes from Korea and it’s called Japchae.

It is so easy to make and delicious.

#12 CANTONESE STYLE CHOW MEIN

CANTONESE STYLE CHOW MEIN

Who doesn’t love a steaming hot plate of Cantonese-style chow mein?

With its classic egg noodles, lightly stir-fried vegetables, and flavorful sauce, chow mein has remained a classic favorite for many families.

#13 Peanut Noodles

Peanut Noodles

With just a few ingredients and only 10 minutes, you can make these creamy, plant protein packed, and flavor filled noodles!

#14 Bún Thịt Nướng (Vietnamese Grilled Pork Noodles)

Bún Thịt Nướng (Vietnamese Grilled Pork Noodles)

Bún Thịt Nướng is a Vietnamese dish featuring tender grilled lemongrass pork, fresh herbs, and crisp vegetables served over vermicelli noodles.

This refreshing and flavorful noodle bowl is perfect for a light yet satisfying meal.

#15 Thai Stir Fried Noodles Recipe

thai Stir Fried Noodles Recipe

This Thai stir-fried noodles recipe merges the best elements of classic Thai street food noodle dishes, offering an extraordinary mix of flavors and textures.

It’s almost as good as a trip to Thailand itself and can be ready in just 30 minutes!

#16 Soba Noodle Salad

Soba Noodle Salad

This Soba Noodle Salad is packed with flavor and super simple to make.

Whip it up for an easy dinner option this week!

#17 CHICKEN PHO (PHỞ GÀ)

CHICKEN PHO (PHỞ GÀ)

Phở Gà is a Vietnamese noodle soup (pho) made with tender bites of chicken.

This super simple method for homemade chicken pho uses the Instant Pot to cut down on cook time and extract maximum flavour.

#18 Glass Noodle Soup

Glass Noodle Soup

It only takes 30 minutes to make this flavorful Asian style Glass Noodle Soup.

#19 Thai Green Curry Noodles

Thai Green Curry Noodles

Thai green curry noodles are one of the most delicious noodles that you will taste.

It is tasty and flavorful!

#20 Thai Noodle Salad

Thai Noodle Salad

This simple to prepare Thai Noodle Salad is fresh, delicious and perfect for a light meal, side dish or starter.

#21 Chinese Burning Noodles

Chinese Burning Noodles

Chinese Burning Noodles is a classic Sichuan street food that sounds hot, but itsn’t!

#22 Elk Pad See Ew

Elk Pad See Ew

Pad see ew is a beloved Thai stir-fried noodle dish. 

#23 GINGER BOK CHOY NOODLE SOUP WITH PORK

GINGER BOK CHOY NOODLE SOUP WITH PORK

Nothing quite hits the spot like a steaming bowl of noodle soup, and this recipe showcases the magic that can happen when you combine Asian noodles with a flavorful broth.

#24 Beef Chow Fun

Beef Chow Fun

This Cantonese classic features wide, thin rice noodles that are stir-fried to wok-charred perfection.

#25 Shanghai Fried Noodles

Shanghai Fried Noodles

Shanghai-style fried noodles are a beloved street food and home-cooked staple in China.

It’s a satisfying and comforting dish that comes together quickly, making it an excellent choice for busy weeknights.

#26 easy yuzu ramen

easy yuzu ramen

What I love about this dish is the harmonious balance of flavors and textures.

#27 Tsukimi Udon (Japanese Moon Viewing Noodle Soup)

Tsukimi Udon (Japanese Moon Viewing Noodle Soup)

Thick, chewy udon noodles are served in a dashi-based broth, topped with a perfect egg yolk that oozes into the soup.

#28 Pad Thai Recipe

Pad Thai Recipe

No list of Asian noodle recipes would be complete without the beloved Thai dish, pad thai.

#29 drunken noodles (pad kee mao)

drunken noodles (pad kee mao)

Love Thai food? Try this authentic Drunken Noodles recipe, which is easier than you might expect to make at home!

#30 Hủ Tiếu Xào (Vietnamese Stir Fried Flat Noodles)

Hủ Tiếu Xào (Vietnamese Stir Fried Flat Noodles with Beef)

Ready in minutes using leftover ingredients or customized with your favorite extras, this versatile dish is perfect for both easy weeknight dinners and special occasions.

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