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Korean Spicy Noodles Recipe- Takeout Food Alternative

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Calling all spice lovers- here’s an insanely easy and lip smacking delicious recipe you just can’t go wrong with when you’re hit by a craving. This Korean Spicy Noodles in Instant Pot recipe take just a few minutes of prep time and a handful of ingredients. 

Korean spicy noodles in Instant Pot recipe noodles in white bowl

Korean Noodle Dishes Kitchen Supplies

  • Chopsticks | Eating Asian-inspired recipes with chopsticks is half the fun. This set of reusable chopsticks is just what you need for all your make at home dinners.
  • Ramen bowls with chopsticks and spoons | Noodles in a bowl, or a ramen soup are just what these bowls are made for. They come complete with matching chopsticks and a soup spoon for all those Asian-inspired soup recipes. I plan to use it with our Thai Chicken Thighs soup.
  • Glass storage containers with lids | If you find yourself often ending up with leftovers, or if you do food prep for the week in advance, this set of storage containers is just what you need. There are plenty of containers with lids so you can sort chopped vegetables and keep them ready to toss into the recipes you have planned out for the week.
  • Wooden cooking utensils | We use wooden cooking spoons almost daily. This set of kitchen utensils is a handy and attractive set that would look nice on any countertop.

Ready to go ahead and give it a try? Here’s what you need to know before you jump right into it! 

I Don’t Have Hokkien Noodles. Can I Use Anything Else?

If you’re not someone who spends a lot of time experimenting in the kitchen, you might not necessarily have Hokkien noodles- which are basically fresh noodles that have a slightly chewy texture.

And while these spicy noodles taste when you use them, if you don’t have them, you can totally use Udon noodles as well. 

noodles in Instant Pot white bowl on green and white checkered towel

Which Other Veggies Can I Add?

For this recipe, we’ve used snow peas, cauliflower, onions and bell peppers, but if you don’t have these, or love a veggie loaded dish, you can sneak in some other Korean inspired veggies too.

Green beans, baby corn, broccoli, eggplant, mushrooms, zucchini, carrots, bok choy and cabbage can be excellent choices! 

Can I Use Another Meat (Or Skip it Entirely?)

Our recipe calls for some beef stew meat, but if you don’t have that or are just not a non vegetarian, you could skip that too, and make it a veggie noodle dish if that’s what you prefer. However, you would need to change the cooking time too.

You could also try replicating the same recipe, but with chicken instead. Again, adjust the cooking time accordingly.

And of course, a soft boiled egg on top can really take it up a notch, especially when it comes to nutritive value. 

Can I Make & Store These Noodles in Instant Pot for Later?

Looking to batch make these and store them for later to lessen the hassle on your weeknight dinners? That’s possible too. However, the noodles are easy enough to make while the beef cooks in the instant pot.

You can allow the stock mixture to cool down and store it in an airtight container, and then heat the beef mixture up to serve over freshly made noodles if you have leftovers. 

When you want to make it, all you need to do is add it to your Instant Pot, set the pressure cooker to a manual high pressure cook time of Zero minutes, and it will be reheated nicely.

Add in the freshly cooked noodles, and stir.  

For more Asian-inspired meals, try our Bok Choy soup or Egg Drop soup.

Serving Ideas & Suggestions for Noodles in Instant Pot

Prepping these noodles for a few friends? Looking to make it a complete Korean meal? Here are some super delicious side options to team it up with. 

  • Seasoned spinach
  • Spicy cucumber salad
  • Stir fried zucchini
  • Picked radishes
  • Eggs in a soy broth
  • Braised black beans
  • Seasoned bean sprouts
  • Steamed eggplant 
  • Soy sauce braised baby potatoes
  • Spicy soft tofu
  • Easy cabbage pancakes
  • Kimchi
  • Sesame broccoli
  • Stir fried radish
  • Potato pancakes
  • Seafood pancakes
  • Braised lotus roots

More Instant Pot Noodle Recipes

  • Swedish Meatballs with Noodles | This recipe is so delicious and is an easy (and quick) dinner recipe. My family loves Swedish meatballs, and often serve them with potatoes or rice instead of noodles for a change.
  • Thai-Inspired Peanut Noodles | If you like Thai food, you will love this easy-to-make Thai-inspired Peanut Noodles recipe. It's a simple recipe, and you can even use regular spaghetti noodles.
  • Cajun Chicken Pasta | Who doesn't like a little Cajun flavor from time to time? This chicken pasta combo blends the best of both food groups into one perfect chicken dinner recipe.


Yield: 4 servings

Instant Pot Korean Spicy Noodles

Instant Pot Korean Spicy Noodles

This Spicy Korean Noodles recipe uses beef stew meat and pairs it up with Hokkein noodles and a spicy sauce to make a delicious Instant Pot noodles dinner that will become a favorite. For this recipe, the noodles are not cooked in the Instant Pot.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes


    1. Set the Instant Pot to the sauté mode. When heated, add in the sesame oil.
    2. Season the stew meat with salt and black pepper to your liking, and then add it to the Instant Pot.
    3. Cook the beef in the Instant Pot for about 3-4 minutes or until the meat browns on all sides.
    4. Add in the onions and peppers. Stir and continue cooking for an additional 4-5 minutes. Stir often.
    5. Add in the remaining, except for the noodles.
    6. Close the lid, and turn the pressure valve to sealing.
    7. Set to a manual high pressure cooking time of 35 minutes.
    8. After the 35 minute cooking time is up, let it naturally release pressure for 10 minutes.
    9. While the pressure is naturally releasing, prepare the noodles as directed on the package.
    10. After the 10 minute natural pressure release, release any remaining pressure and then open the Instant Pot and add the cooked noodles. Stir to combine.
    11. Top the chopped green onions to garnish.


  • Add 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper for a milder Instant Pot noodles recipe, or if you like more heat to your Korean Spicy Noodles, add 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper. Alternatively, if you'd prefer no heat, just omit the crushed red pepper entirely.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 330Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 112mgSodium 783mgCarbohydrates 26gFiber 4gSugar 19gProtein 41g

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  • Jessica McCoy

    Jessica McCoy is a seasoned food blogger with 14+ years of experience in the industry. As a self-taught home cook, she enjoys creating and finetuning easy recipes that are fool proof and simple for anyone to make. Her expertise is in all things kitchen: cooking tips, air fryer recipes, Instant Pot and other pressure cooking recipes, and slow cooker recipes. Jessica was the previous owner of AllSheCooks, where she focused on easy every day recipes including budget friendly dinner recipes and desserts.

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