Spicy Potato Noodles – Thick and Chewy with Spicy Sauce

vegetable crunch & spicy sauce

These spicy potato noodles are a big thing in China. They are chewy, thick, and easy to make. The sauce is tangy and garlicky. We added broccoli to sneak in some extra veggies.

By Ksenia
12. January 2024
Rating: 4.91

Why this recipe is great

This spicy potato noodles recipe is simple.

To make it, you need only three ingredients. No butter, no milk. Just cooked potatoes required!

Simple and yet addictive recipe – the sauce is very delicious.

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Spicy Potato Noodles Recipe: Tips and Tricks Revealed

To make this recipe, you need only three ingredients. First, peel potatoes and cook them in water. Once they are soft, drain and mash. Do not add extra ingredients to mashed potatoes. Then, add potato starch to mashed potatoes. Use an equal amount of potato starch to that of mashed potatoes. For example, to 200 g of mashed potatoes, we add 200 g of potato starch. Add water (around 60-90 g) until you reach the right dough consistency. The perfect consistency is when you can knead and shape the dough. But a dough isn’t sticky. To reach this consistency, do not add all the water at once. Add some water, knead the dough, and test the consistency. Keep adding water until the dough is perfect. You can now begin to roll the noodles!

Next, form noodles with a diameter of about 7 mm. Bring water to a boil, add some salt, and add potato noodles. The cooking time is very short. Cook the noodles in boiling water for 1-2 minutes. As soon as noodles float on the surface, they are ready. Remove them. Put noodles in a hot sauce and mix. Add vegetables if you like. We chose steamed broccoli. We love the combination of crunchy broccoli, spicy sauce, and soft, chewy noodles. You can skip the vegetables or choose any other vegetables you like. Green beans, mushrooms, or cauliflower go perfectly with these spicy potato noodles.

The Best Spicy Sauce Recipe

Do you love spicy sauce? Without a doubt, the combination of thick noodles and spicy sauce is so delicious. The sauce is oily, garlicky, and full of soft, spicy flavor. The trick to making the best spicy sauce is actually making it first. Before preparing the spicy potato noodles. Why? Easy! Mix all the ingredients and give the sauce time to infuse while preparing the noodles. This way, the sauce will have time to develop a unique spicy and garlicky taste. 

Mix chili flakes, one clove of grated garlic, soy sauce, maple syrup, and rice vinegar to make the best spicy sauce. Heat sesame oil in a small pan and add it to a sauce. Optionally, add sesame seeds to enhance the oily and crunchy taste. Check the exact measurements in the ingredient list of this recipe. 

Love Garlic? This Spicy Garlic Sauce is for You!

You will love this dish if you are a spicy garlic sauce fan. In this recipe, we use one garlic clove for two servings of noodles. That means you will notice a strong garlic taste. To dissolve garlic in the sauce better, grate it on a fine grater. And then add to other sauce ingredients. As mentioned before, prepare the sauce in advance and let it infuse and develop the taste. Meanwhile, prepare the noodles.

Easy 3 Ingredient Potato Noodles

To make potato noodles, you only need three ingredients. And the best about these ingredients is that they are so available and simple. And we are sure you have them at home. Let’s check! We need potatoes, potato starch, and salt.

To prepare 3 ingredient potato noodles, you cook peeled potatoes first. Then add potato starch to them. The amount of potato starch in the recipe equals that of mashed potatoes. It is very important to use only mashed potatoes without any additives. No butter, milk, cream, or any other. Add starch and salt. You get a dough that is easy to knead. Form thick noodles and cook them in boiling water. Once they float on the surface, remove and enjoy!

Texture Check: Thick and Chewy

The texture of these viral spicy potato noodles is unique. They are thick, chewy, smooth, and slick. We are sure you will love the thickness. You cannot buy this type of noodles in the grocery store. We use mashed potatoes and potato starch to reach a thick and chewy noodle texture. Mashed potatoes keep the noodles soft. The starch keeps them together and makes them slick. Once you knead the dough, create noodles with a diameter of around 7 mm. This way, the noodles will be extra thick and chewy. Want to emphasize thick and chewy texture? Add the oily, spicy, garlicky sauce. Delicious. 

Are You a Fan of Asian Cuisine? Make Chinese Potato Noodles at Home.

We love Asian cuisine. Umami taste, unique flavors and textures, crunchy vegetables. It’s all so delicious! Whenever we visit an Asian restaurant, we always have a feast. At the same time, we enjoy homemade food. Because at home, it always tastes better.

Are you a fan of Chinese cuisine, too, and love cooking? Or want to save some cash? You can prepare these Chinese spicy potato noodles at home using available products. As mentioned before, you only need three ingredients. Potatoes, starch, and a little bit of salt. Easy.

Looking for more asian cuisine recipes? Try asian noodle salad. Thick, chewy udon noodles paired with crisp napa cabbage, bell pepper, and tender beans. Topped with a creamy, refreshing dressing. Or if you are craving a warm option, black bean soup with canned beans is rich and perfectly spiced.

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Spicy Potato Noodles | Thick & Chewy | Only 3 Ingredients

4.91 from 11 votes
In the mood for spicy potato noodles? Make them at home with only 3 ingredients. Extra thick & chewy!
Servings 2 Servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 200 g mashed potatoes about 300 g of unpeeled and uncooked potatoes
  • 200 g potato starch
  • 2 g salt ⅓ tsp salt
  • 60-90 g room temperature water
  • 300 g broccoli optional

For the sauce:

  • 1 tsp chili flakes
  • 5 g grated garlic 1 clove
  • 20 g soy sauce
  • 10 g maple syrup
  • 6 g rice vinegar
  • 6 g hot sesame oil
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds optional


  • Prepare the sauce. Combine 1 tsp chili flakes, 5 g grated garlic (1 clove), 20 g of soy sauce, 10 g of maple syrup, and 6 g of rice vinegar. Heat 6 g of sesame oil until hot, add to the sauce,, and mix well. Leave to infuse.
    Preparing spicy garlic sauce and pouring maple syrup onto a plate.
  • Peel 300 g potatoes and cook until tender. Drain all the water. Mash potatoes into a puree. You need 200 g of mashed potatoes to make the noodles.
    Pouring water into a pan with cut potatoes before cooking them.
  • To 200 g of mashed potatoes, add equal amounts of potato starch (200 g) and ⅓ tsp salt. Mix.
    Making dough for spicy potato noodles. Mixing mashed potatoes and starch.
  • Gradually add water (around 60g – 90 g). Add 60 g of water and check the dough’s consistency. You should be able to knead, roll, and shape the dough. But it should not be sticky. Add more water till you achieve this dough consistency.
    A dough you need for spicy potato noodles. Easy to knead and not sticky.
  • Form pasta with a diameter of approximately 0.7 cm.
    Rolling potato noodles: thick and long.
  • Bring water to a boil, salt it, and carefully put the pasta into the boiling water. Cook for around 1-2 minutes. As soon as the pasta floats to the surface, remove it from the water.
    Cooking potato noodles: a moment they float on the surface.
  • Mix the sauce and noodles.
    Thick potato noodles mixed with spicy sauce. Slippery and chewy.
  • Cook or steam 300 g of broccoli. And them to potato noodles.
    Thick potato noodles with broccoli and sauce in a plate.



Calories: 587kcalCarbohydrates: 126gProtein: 16gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1080mgPotassium: 2193mgFiber: 14gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 1234IUVitamin C: 167mgCalcium: 177mgIron: 4mg
Calories: 587kcal
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Keywords: asian potato noodles, chewy potato noodles, chinese potato noodle, spicy garlic potato noodles, spicy potato noodle, thick potato noodle

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