Chili Oil Ramen

Chili oil is one of the best ways to make your ramen both spicy and flavorful. Made with a combination of spices and oil, the flavor profile of chili oil is spicy, warm, aromatic, and just a touch sweet. Drizzle it on pretty much any ramen and - bam - you’ve got yourself a one-step flavor bomb.

Learn how to make your own chili oil – the ingredients are so simple and the recipe takes about 5 minutes to complete. You can make a big batch of chili oil to have on hand for any ramen recipe or other dish you want to add some spice and flavor to.

If you love spicy noodles, here are the top 3 ways to spice up your ramen. Where did chili oil rank against the other spicy toppings and sauces?

Learn how to make chili oil ramen below, and find some other ramen recipes using chili oil as a star ingredient. 

Chili Oil Ramen

How to Make Chili Oil Ramen

Gather and prep your ingredients: a pack of Mike’s Mighty Good Ramen, 2 tbsp chili oil, minced garlic, green onions, 2 tbsp sweet or regular soy sauce, and whatever toppings you like on your ramen.

Cook a pack of Mike’s Mighty Good noodles, setting aside the flavor packets. In a medium pan, saute chili oil, minced garlic, and chopped green onions. Add your cooked noodles and a couple of splashes of soy sauce. If you’d like another layer of flavor, feel free to add the flavor packets here. Cook until the noodles are coated in the sauce.

We recommend topping with extra green onions and a jammy ramen egg, plus whatever other toppings you like in your ramen!

Other Chili Oil Ramen Recipes

Garlic Chili Oil Ramen

Mike's Mighty Good Garlic Chili Oil Ramen

This simple vegan chili oil ramen recipe is made with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. The sauce is savory, garlicky, and spicy, and makes Mike’s Mighty Good kimchi ramen really pop.

All you do is add cooked noodles and a few sauces/seasonings (including chili oil, of course) to a bowl, then pour hot oil over the top and stir it all together.

Sichuan Bang Bang Ramen

Sichuan Bang Bang Ramen

If you’ve ever meal prepped a bunch of chicken and ran out of inspiration about day 3, we know exactly how you feel. That’s where this bang bang chicken ramen comes in. 

All you need is that precooked chicken, a pack of chicken ramen, some cucumber slices, and a good drizzle of chili oil to turn a sad piece of leftover chicken into a scrumptious meal.

Peanut Chili Oil Ramen

Peanut Chili Oil Ramen

Spicy peanut noodles are so satisfying. The nuttiness of peanut butter mixed with the spicy chili oil, layered with salty soy sauce and tangy Chinese vinegar, these noodles may look simple, but they pack a punch in flavor.

We recommend using our Fried Garlic Chicken Pillow Pack for even more flavor. 

Spicy Ramen Eggs

Spicy Ramen Eggs

We wanted to throw one of our latest ramen egg recipes: spicy chili oil ramen eggs. These spicy soft-boiled eggs have 4 different types of chili condiments in the marinade.

If you really love spice, use these as a topping for another chili oil ramen recipe. Or, balance it out with a creamy or slightly sweet ramen recipe instead. 

Tan Tan Ramen

Tan Tan Ramen

Another one of our recent favs, this Sichuan dish is cravable comfort food you’ll be thinking about for days. It has the perfect balance of creamy, salty, spicy, and rich. The glistening chili oil on top is the icing on the cake.

For added richness and heat, we used a pack of spicy pork tonkotsu ramen noodles.

About Mike’s Mighty Good

In 2014, Mike, who grew up with his own organic garden, decided to use his culinary background in spices to make a new twist on his favorite comfort food: instant ramen. 

Mike's Mighty Good is made with simple ingredients, it takes minutes to make, and it comes in a variety of awesome ramen flavors. We believe in having fun with flavor and doing this our own way. 

We make our own organic ramen noodles steamed instead of fried, because we want our product to taste as fresh as possible. The noodles are crafted from scratch each day in our California facility. Mike’s Mighty Good cares about the environment, too. We never use palm oil in our products, we package our cups in paper from certified sustainably-managed forests, and make our ramen in a facility powered by renewable solar energy.

MMG craft ramen

Final Thoughts

Chili oil and ramen truly go hand in hand. The spicy, flavorful oil coats the springy ramen noodles like a big warm hug. It’s awesome to use in a sauce, as a topping, or even a marinade for your jammy ramen eggs

Looking to stock up on ridiculously awesome instant ramen? Shop all our Mike’s Mighty Good craft ramen flavors on our site.

Check out our blog for more information, follow us on Instagram to stay up-to-date on the latest and greatest in the fabulous world of ramen noodles, and watch our TikTok videos for recipe inspiration and visual walkthroughs.

Plus, take a look at all our instant ramen recipes on our blog.

"Mike's Mighty Good has permanently changed my lunch game. Never knew an 'instant soup' could be so good."

Charles W. "Chuck" Bryant of the Stuff You Should Know Podcast