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30 Minute Spicy Noodle Recipe

This easy spicy noodle recipe is my quick and easy real food alternative to those instant spicy noodle packages. Delicious. Addictive. You've been warned.
Course *Easy Entertaining Dishes
Cuisine Asian
Keyword dinner, recipe, spicy, lunch, soup, stew, noodles, spicy noodles, 30 minute, quick and easy, instant spicy noodle packages
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 1172kcal
Author Dani Meyer


  • 1 liter stock I used a beef/chicken combo but all beef is great too
  • 4 inch piece of lemongrass cut in half and pounded lightly
  • 2 inch knob of ginger peeled and sliced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper sliced stem removed
  • 2 portobello mushrooms don't substitute these they really make a difference
  • Optional salty addition:
  • Dash of soy sauce or fish sauce
  • 1/3 of a 14-ounce package rice noodles
  • 2 eggs
  • Optional add ins:
  • Tomato Wedges
  • Baby Bok Choi or kale
  • Toppings:
  • Limes
  • Cilantro
  • Fresh Sliced Jalapeños
  • Hot Sauce We love Sriracha brand
  • Bean Sprouts
  • Chopped green onions
  • Thin slices of beef round eye sirloin steak or London broil


  • 1. Boil stock on high with lemongrass, ginger, garlic, and jalapeño for 15 minutes.
    2. Reduce heat to medium, add mushrooms (and optional tomatoes and baby bok choi/kale if desired) and cook 5 min.
    3. Taste. If you prefer it to be saltier add a dash of soy sauce or fish sauce to your desired taste.
    4. Add rice noodles and stir until they just begin to soften (1-2 min).
    5. Crack two eggs on top. Cover with tight-fitting lid and simmer until eggs are set (about 10 minutes).
    6. Serve with toppings.


Boiling the eggs in the pot produces a very tender noodle. If you prefer your noodles more firm: poach the eggs separately and cook the soup until noodles are to your desired texture.
Make ahead tip: cook everything up until you add the noodles and eggs. Once reheated add the noodles and poach the egg.
**Spicy level: This makes a moderately spicy soup. If you want to burn your face off bump up the jalapeños. Or if you can't handle the hit or are serving kids feel free to eliminate them altogether....it's still absolutely delicious without them.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 1172kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 100g | Fat: 60g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 30g | Cholesterol: 457mg | Sodium: 1954mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 17g