These noodles are so creamy and filled with umami! I love miso and have been exploring with different ways I can incorporate it into my everyday cooking. These noodles were born out of my cravings for a quick spicy and flavorful lunch! If you want to learn more about miso, please check out Just One Cookbook’s primer on miso here.
Creamy & Spicy Miso Garlic Noodles
- 6 cloves garlic diced
- 2 tbsp miso (I use shiro miso, but you can use any kind of miso you like)
- 2 tsp sesame seeds
- 1 tsp red chili flakes
- 1 tbsp neutral cooking oil
- 2 tbsp scallions chopped
- 4 oz noodles of your choice (I like to use these)
- ¼ cup noodle water (you may not use all of it)
- Start boiling water for the noodles.
- Heat up oil in a pan on medium low heat.
- Add in the garlic, sesame seeds, and red chili flakes to the pan.
- Sauté on medium low heat until the garlic is translucent.
- Set your noodles to cook.
- Once the noodles are cooked, add them into the pan with your garlic mixture and make sure to set aside some noodle water.
- Slowly mix in the noodle water with the miso paste until it forms a creamy sauce-like consistency.
- Drizzle the miso sauce over the noodles, mix the sauce through thoroughly, top the noodles with scallions, and enjoy!
- Miso is pretty salty so be careful when adding salt to your noodle water or to the finished dish. I generally don’t add any salt, however you can sprinkle a bit to finish if you’d like.
- Make sure the noodle water isn’t boiling hot when you add it to the miso, you don’t want to boil your miso!
- The red chili flakes get SPICY when sautéed on medium low heat so make sure to adjust accordingly if you have a low spice tolerance.
- If you love spicy foods you can also add in some doubanjiang with the miso sauce for some more spice and depth!
For a video tutorial of how I make these noodles, click here.
Enjoy and please comment below with any thoughts or questions!