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sesame vegetable noodles topped with a fried egg in a white bowl
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5 from 2 votes

Sesame Vegetable Noodles

These saucy noodles are a versatile side dish for any Asian-inspired meal. Or add a fried egg on top for a satisfying and easy vegetarian dinner!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: easy dinner, easy noodle recipe, easy, weeknight-friendly, noodle bowl, stir fry, vegetarian
Servings: 4
Calories: 422kcal
Author: Jess Smith via Inquiring Chef


  • Wok or Saute Pan
  • Nonstick Pan


For Sauce:

  • 2 cloves Garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp grated Fresh Ginger
  • ¼ cup Low-Sodium Soy Sauce (see note)
  • ¼ cup Water
  • 1 Tbsp Dark Brown Sugar (can use light brown sugar as a substitute)
  • 1 Tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Cornstarch
  • 2 tsp Toasted Sesame Oil

For Noodles:

  • 8 oz Spaghetti (sub any type of noodles, soba, dried ramen, etc.)
  • 2 Tbsp Cooking Oil
  • 2 Portobello Mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 5 oz Shredded Carrots (I like to buy pre-shredded)
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp White Sesame Seeds
  • 4 Eggs
  • Chopped Green Onions, for serving
  • Sriracha or other hot sauce, for serving (optional)


  • Boil noodles according to package directions.
  • While noodles cook, combine all of the sauce ingredients in a jar and shake or whisk well (make sure that the cornstarch is fully incorporated). Set aside.
  • Heat a large saute pan or wok over medium-heat. Add 1 Tbsp oil. When oil is hot, add mushrooms, carrots, and bell pepper. Saute until all of the vegetables are nearly tender, 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Pour sauce over vegetables and bring to a simmer. Simmer until sauce thickens slightly, about 2 minutes.
  • Drain noodles and add to vegetables and sauce. Add sesame seeds. Toss everything well to combine. Set aside, off the heat, covered, to keep warm.
  • Place a nonstick pan over medium heat. Add 1 Tbsp oil and swirl pan around to coat the bottom of the pan. When pan is hot, crack eggs into heated oil. Cook on one side for sunny-side up or flip for over-easy.
  • Serve eggs over noodles. Season tops of eggs with some salt.
  • Add chopped green onions and / or hot sauce if you’d like.


Soy Sauce - If using regular (not low-sodium) soy sauce, reduce to 3 Tablespoons. 


Calories: 422kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 629mg | Potassium: 562mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 7089IU | Vitamin C: 41mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 2mg