These Sweet and Sour Chilli Garlic Noodles are made with wide rice noodles, lime juice, garlic, and a spicy sauce. They’re vegan, gluten-free and take only 15 minutes to make!

sweet and sour chilli garlic noodles

Savoury noodles bursting with flavour

I will never get tired of creating new Asian-style noodle recipes.

Last month was this Northern-Style Thai Vegan Coconut Soup (which is loaded with noodles), and in January it was these Life-Changing Peanut Butter Noodles.

Today, I bring you these Sweet and Sour Chilli Garlic Noodles! Filled with a few different flavours and classic Asian ingredients like sweet chilli sauce, soy sauce (light and dark), sriracha, lime juice, and garlic. This recipe only calls for 2 cloves of garlic, but let’s be real – you can use as many as you’d like.

sweet and sour chilli garlic noodles

The perfect balance of sweet and sour

These noodles are my latest obsession. They have that perfect balance of sweet from the sweet chilli sauce, salty from the soy sauce, and sour from the lime juice.

Noodle dishes are a staple in my kitchen because they are SO quick and easy to make. It’s always handy to have a couple packs of rice noodles on hand, as well as some key Asian sauces in the kitchen.

Some sauces I always make sure to have on hand are light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, sesame oil, sriracha, hoisin sauce, sweet chilli sauce, and rice vinegar. With these sauces, you can create so much magic in the kitchen!

sweet and sour chilli garlic noodles

Having rice noodles and these sauces in the kitchen will be your saviour when you need to throw together a meal in less than 15 minutes, or are running low on groceries but still need to eat dinner.

If you’re wondering the difference between light and dark soy sauce, dark soy sauce is aged for a longer period of time and is sweeter and less salty in taste. It has a really nice bold & rich flavour which tastes amazing in this dish!

sweet and sour chilli garlic noodles

How to make these noodles

First, cook the rice noodles until they’re al dente. Heat crushed garlic in the pan, add all of the sauce ingredients, and coat the noodles in the sauce. Heat everything up in the pan until warmed and ready to eat.

Top with sliced green onions and sesame seeds – if you’re making more noodles than 8oz of them, I would recommend making double the sauce. You can also double the sauce anyways – it’s just that good!

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sweet and sour chilli garlic noodles

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sweet and sour chilli garlic noodles

Sweet and Sour Chilli Garlic Noodles

  • Author: Jess
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Cook
  • Cuisine: Asian


Delicious noodles loaded with sweet and sour chilli garlic sauce that take less than 15 minutes to make!


  • 1/2 16oz package wide rice noodles
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce (use gluten-free if needed)
  • 2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
  • 1 tsp sriracha (or more if you like it spicy)
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 green onions, sliced thinly & toasted sesame seeds to top


  1. Cook the rice noodles in boiling water until soft, but still have a little bite to them.
  2. Heat the avocado oil in a pan on medium-high heat, then add the garlic clove and cook on medium for 1 minute.
  3. Add the rice noodles and sauce ingredients and mix together. Taste the noodles and adjust seasoning if necessary (if they need a little more spicy sriracha or tangy lime).
  4. Top with sliced green onions and sesame seeds.


If you can’t find dark soy sauce you can substitute with regular soy sauce

I love using wide rice noodles for this recipe, but you can use any shape or size rice noodles!

Depending on how many rice noodles you use, you may need to add more or less sauce.

I left this recipe simple with no veggies, but add any of your favourite vegetables to this dish!

You can also add some tofu or tempeh to this dish to make it higher in protein.


  • Calories: 192
  • Sugar: 17g
  • Fat: 1g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 49g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 3.5g

Keywords: vegan noodle recipe, garlic noodles, sweet and sour noodles

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