Sweet Chili Thai Noodles

Tonight I was wanting a noodle dish that went well with the Beef Satay’s I was making. This is the result. It turned out really well although it was a little too spicy for the kids – they didn’t stop eating it though.

Sweet Chili Thai Noodles

An easy to make Thai chili noodle recipe that is a great side dish. Made with rice noodles
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Thai
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Steve Cylka


  • 1 package of rice noodles (cooked according to instructions on the package)
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 yellow pepper , thinly sliced
  • 1 carrot , thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp crushed garlic
  • 1 tsp slivered ginger root
  • 1 or 1/2 tsp dried chilis (hot or medium hot - your choice!)
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro


  • In a large pan, heat the oil at medium high.
  • Add pepper and carrot. Stir for 1 minute.
  • Add remaining ingredients (except noodles and cilantro) and stir until a nice sauce forms.
  • After 3 or 4 minutes lower heat to a simmer and add the noodles and stir so they are covered well in the sauce.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the cilantro.

About Steve Cylka

Steve is the author of The Black Peppercorn. He is a recipe developer and food photographer. His recipes have been featured on websites like Bradley Smoker, Times Picayune, Buzzfeed, and Basil & Salt. He has also authored and co-authored a couple cookbooks.


  1. Nice clean looking dish. All nice and fresh ingredients. Makes me hungry just looking at it.

  2. Sounds wonderful, so much healthier than takeout!

  3. Nice, and pretty colors with all the veggies and cilantro! I should make this for my husband, he loves rice noodles and likes his food spicy!

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