Noodles with a spicy kick

Since I was eight years old, my family and I have been going to Brea Mall, not only to shop, but to eat the spicy, mouth-watering noodles from Genghis Khan Mongolian Grill. The restaurant has a built-in bowl buffet system offering a variety of vegetables and meats to be stir-fried over an open fire.

Although this copycat recipe that I have modified from “Seasons and Suppers” website is far from the original dish, it has the same spicy taste and serves as a nutritious meal. For this recipe, I added in jalapenos and meat, took out the carrots, and lowered the amount of soy sauce and ginger needed for this recipe. This recipe also substitutes udon noodles for the Mongolian noodles served in the restaurant.

Ingredients for the Stir fry (4 servings):

  • 4 servings of frozen udon noodles
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 1 jalapeno sliced
  • 2 cups green onion sliced diagonally
  • 6 cups baby spinach
  • 1/2 a bell pepper
  • 4 servings of meat of your choice (I used pork)

For the Sauce:

  • 2-4 tsp Sambal Oelek (Asian Chili Garlic Sauce; you can add more or less to deepen the spice level)
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • ½  tbsp fresh ginger minced
  • 4 tbsp white sugar
  • 4 tsp vinegar
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame oil

Optional for garnish:

  • red pepper flakes


  1. To start off, mix all the ingredients for the sauce into a small bowl and set it aside. After, prepare a pot of boiled water and add your noodles. Cook according to the instructions on the package or until al dente.
  2. Strain the noodles. Lightly rinse them with cold water and set it aside for the water to drain.
  3. After the vegetables are prepared, place a large frying pan or wok on the stove at medium heat. Add in jalapenos and stir occasionally for a minute or two. The following is optional, but for those who enjoy more of a spicy kick to their meals, add a pinch of red pepper flakes during this time.
  4. Add onions and stir occasionally until they are soft and start to caramelize. Next add the green onions and stir for a minute. As you are doing this, occasionally add in the sauce 1 tbsp at a time.
  5. Add the drained udon noodles and stir for a minute. Next, add the baby spinach on top and stir for another minute and mix all of the ingredients together.
  6. After removing the finished stir fry noodles from the stove, you can plate and garnish with some more red pepper flakes. Enjoy!

Chef’s Tip:

  • One tip to enjoy the delicious spicy stir fry noodles is to dip the meat and vegetables with Sriracha, which complements the dish.