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spicy Gochujang ramen noodles

Spicy Korean-Inspired Gochujang Ramen Noodles

Ayushi Gupta-Mehra | The Foodie Diaries
Elevate your next ramyun fix with this quick, easy and intensely-flavoured spicy sauce spiked with Gochujang and a hot chilli-garlic oil. Don't skip the peanut butter, as it adds a subtle creaminess to offset the shades of heat.
4.6 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Korean
Servings 2


  • 1 packet instant ramen noodles
  • 2-3 tsp finely-minced garlic
  • 1 tsp gochugaru (can sub crushed red chilli flakes)
  • ½-1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1-2 tbsp chopped spring onions
  • tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp gochujang/ red chilli paste
  • tbsp smooth peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tsp brown sugar


  • Cook ramen noodles/ noodles of choice according to package instructions. Drain and set aside, reserving some of the noodle water.
  • Add the garlic, gochugaru, sesame seeds and spring onions to a heat-proof bowl.
  • Gently heat the sesame oil and and once hot, pour it over the the chilli-garlic mixture. Let it sizzle for a few minutes , then whisk in the remaining ingredients (gochujang, peanut butter, rice vinegar, soy sauce lime juice and brown sugar).
  • Taste and adjust according to preference, for instance adding more lime juice for a zing. You could even add a dollop of your favourite hot sauce to amp up the heat. 
  • Now mix in the noodles along with a splash of the noodle cooking water. Toss until evenly combined and serve with more spring onions for garnish.
    spicy Gochujang ramen noodles


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