How to Make Spicy Ramen With Instant Noodles - 3 Recipes

Are you interested in trying spicy ramen noodles? Or are you looking to try new types of spicy ramen? There are plenty of ways to make this instant dish your own! Whether you're trying to figure out how to make things less spicy or you just want a new take on noodles, we've got three unique and delicious ways to make spicy Korean ramen.

  • Last updated: 06-11-2021
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Our Top Spicy Ramen Picks to Start With

If you don't already have spicy ramen noodles on hand, here are the noodles we used in each of the three recipes below. These are all interchangeable, so choose your level of spice wisely.

Samyang2X Spicy Hot Chicken Flavor Ramen

5 pack

$12.00

SamyangSpicy Chicken Roasted Noodles

5 pack

$9.91

NongshimShin Ramyun Noodle Soup

16 pack

$25.50

3 Ways to Make Spicy Ramen With Instant Noodles

Our team tested each of these recipes in-house and absolutely loved them! We started with the spiciest recipe: the Super Spicy Ramen Fondue. Then we whipped up the Spicy Noodles and Tuna Mayo before moving on to our mildest recipe, Thai-Inspired Spicy Coconut Ramen. You can find each of these recipes below; why not follow along with the video and try them yourself?

Recipe 1: Super Spicy Ramen Fondue

If the heat of Samyang's 2X Spicy Hot Chicken Flavor Ramen is too much for you to handle on its own, consider taking the heat down a notch with some cheese and tomato flavors. You probably have most of these ingredients in your house already!


When we cooked this recipe up in-house, our team members who tasted it enjoyed the cheesy flavor and said it tasted like spicy pizza!

Ingredients

Ingredients
  • 1 packet of Samyang's 2X Spicy Hot Chicken Flavor Ramen
  • 3/4 cup tomato juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1.5 oz. shredded cheese (anything that will melt nicely)
  • 1 tbsp. milk
  • Fondue ingredients (we're using cherry tomatoes and broccoli)

Step 1. Prepare the Ramen Noodles

Step 1. Prepare the Ramen Noodles

Combine the tomato juice and the water and bring to a boil. Then add the noodles and continue simmering for about four minutes.

Step 1. Prepare the Ramen Noodles

Add the soup sauce of your 2X Spicy Hot Chicken Flavor Ramen.


Caution: if you have never had these ramen noodles before, we highly recommend not adding all of the sauce at once. Start with just a bit, taste test, and add more until you can safely consume it.

Step 1. Prepare the Ramen Noodles

Add the dried toppings and mix together, then transfer to a bowl.

Step 2. Prepare the Fondue Cheese and Ingredients

Step 2. Prepare the Fondue Cheese and Ingredients

Combine cheese and milk in a small bowl, then microwave to melt or melt it on the stove. Stir immediately after removing it from the heat, until the cheese mix is gooey and fondue-like. 


While the cheese is melting, you can prepare any fondue ingredients you have on hand. We used cherry tomatoes and broccoli, but anything goes! Once the cheese forms a fondue-like texture, set it aside.

Step 3. Combine and Enjoy

Step 3. Combine and Enjoy

With your gooey cheese on top of your noodles, get ready to fondue! Make sure to enjoy the cheese while it's still hot.

According to one of our taste testers, this tastes like spicy pizza! We'd recommend not mixing the cheese and noodles together until after you've used up most of your fondue ingredients.

Step 3. Combine and Enjoy

We thought that of the three recipes provided in this article, this was the spiciest, especially when not combining the cheese with the noodles. But all in all, it was really delicious!

Recipe 2: Spicy Noodles and Tuna Mayo

If the combination of tuna salad and spicy ramen sounds weird to you, we encourage you to try this tasty, creamy dish anyway! Inspired by YouTubers who love to create dynamic new spicy ramen recipes, this clever take on Samyang Fire Noodles will actually mellow out the spicy and add a mouthwatering creaminess to your ramen. 


Our team members who tried this recipe enjoyed the creaminess of the tuna and noted it balanced out this milder Samyang dish perfectly. 

Ingredients

Ingredients
  • 1 packet of Samyang Spicy Chicken Roasted Noodles
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 onion, minced
  • 1 bunch of garlic chives (or scallions), chopped
  • 1 can of tuna fish
  • 3 tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 1 pinch of paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Step 1. Prepare the Tuna

Step 1. Prepare the Tuna

Dice some of your garlic chives, but make sure to save a little for toppings at the end!

Step 1. Prepare the Tuna

Next, finely dice up your onions. The finer, the better!

Once you've diced your veggies, combine them together in a bowl with the tuna.

Step 1. Prepare the Tuna

Add three tablespoons of mayonnaise. You'll need this creamy texture later on, we promise; three is the magic number. 

Mix well, adding paprika, salt, and pepper to taste. While we didn't add paprika in our video, we do think it adds a nice tang to the tuna! 


The tuna mix adds even more of a calming contrast to the spicy ramen if it's chilled ahead of time, so we recommend doing this step a bit early and putting your tuna salad in the fridge for a bit. 

Step 2. Boil the Noodles

Step 2. Boil the Noodles

Bring the water to a boil and add the Samyang Spicy Chicken Roasted Noodles. Boil for five minutes

Step 3. Drain Noodles and Add the Sauce

Step 3. Drain Noodles and Add the Sauce

Before draining your noodles, be sure to save about three tablespoons of the water. You'll need this to keep your ramen noodles from sticking to each other!

Step 3. Drain Noodles and Add the Sauce

Drain the rest of the water out and return the noodles to the pot. Add the water you saved and as much of the spicy sauce as you desire. The more you add, the spicier your ramen will be!

Step 4. Serve the Noodles Topped With Tuna

Step 4. Serve the Noodles Topped With Tuna

Time to combine your tuna with the noodles! We found it best to use a fork to plate our tuna.

Step 4. Serve the Noodles Topped With Tuna

Add some extra garlic chives to the side as a garnish; they taste great in the soup as well. Serve your spicy ramen up on a plate or in a bowl. Add as much chilled tuna salad as your heart desires, and get ready to enjoy!

Don't forget to add the seaweed and sesame packet that comes with this ramen though; it creates just the right contrast in texture. You can eat this ramen dish with chopsticks or with a fork! It's up to you.

Recipe 3: Thai-Inspired Spicy Coconut Ramen

If you're looking for a creative take on making your classic Nongshim Shin Ramyun noodles into an entirely different dish, then look no further! We use plenty of Thai-inspired ingredients to mellow out the heat and to incorporate plenty of Southeast Asian flavors into your bowl of instant noodles.


Our team members in-house really enjoyed this unique take on Shin Ramyun noodles. They noted that when made like this, the soup is hardly spicy but tastes wonderful regardless. They also found that the leftover broth could be used as a topping or a dip!

Ingredients

Ingredients
  • 1 packet of Shin Ramyun 
  • 1 chicken tender
  • 1/8 red onion
  • 1 tbsp peanuts
  • 1 tbsp Japanese cooking sake (or dry sherry)
  • 1/8 lemon
  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 2/3 cups coconut milk
  • 1 tsp Nam pla fish sauce
  • 1/4 bunch of cilantro
  • Ground whole black pepper (as you like)

Step 1. Cook the Chicken

Step 1. Cook the Chicken

Season the chicken tender with salt and pepper first.

Step 1. Cook the Chicken

Add a bit of cooking sake (or dry sherry if you don't have any sake) and place it on a microwavable plate. Cover it with plastic wrap. 

Step 1. Cook the Chicken

Set the microwave to medium or high (about 600 watts) and heat the chicken for one and a half to two minutes. Let the chicken sit until it cools down. After it's cooled down, use a fork to shred the chicken.

Step 2. Prepare the Toppings

Step 2. Prepare the Toppings

Cut the red onion into thin slices by slicing with the grain, or lengthwise. If you want your onion to taste more potent, you can slice against the grain, or widthwise. Both ways of slicing your onion will have an impact on how it tastes! 

Step 2. Prepare the Toppings

Next, slice your lemon. The recipe just calls for 1/8 of a lemon, but you can use as much zest as you like.

Step 2. Prepare the Toppings

Finely chop the peanuts and cut the cilantro into pieces of about half an inch each.

Step 3. Boil the Noodles and Soup Components

Step 3. Boil the Noodles and Soup Components

Bring water to a boil on the stovetop. Add the ramen noodles, soup powder, and topping packet to cook for about four minutes.

Step 3. Boil the Noodles and Soup Components

Then, add the coconut milk and nam pla fish sauce and let simmer. Once it starts to boil again, turn off the heat.

Step 4. Plate Everything Up

Step 4. Plate Everything Up

In a bowl, plate the cooked noodles and soup. Top with chicken, red onion, cilantro, peanuts, lemon, and black pepper to taste.

Step 4. Plate Everything Up

You may want to squeeze some fresh lemon juice over your toppings for some zesty contrast with this creamy, slightly spicy soup. Any broth you have left over can also serve as a delicious sauce for a rice dish, or even as a soup of its own! 

Looking for More Noodles to Munch On?

Looking for More Noodles to Munch On?

If you're looking for more noodles to try, we've got you covered with these recommendation articles! 

Amazon's Best Selling Noodles

Summary

We hope you enjoyed our three different ways to make spicy ramen with instant noodles. Which of these three recipes did you like the best? It's good to bear in mind that you definitely don't have to add all the spice to each recipe; you want to be able to enjoy your food, after all. Good luck in the kitchen!

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