Teriyaki noodles are a simple, humble, yet tasteful noodle dish you can make in no more than 15 minutes. It is super easy to make, vegan, gluten-free, and perfectly healthy.

Who doesn’t love noodles? They are hearty, wholesome, and just perfect for every occasion. Especially when you come home after a tiring day, a bowl full of noodles is bliss. Teriyaki noodles are a super simple dish. It is made using simple ingredients. The best thing is that you can customize this dish and add so much to it. You can use whatever vegetables you have in your kitchen pantry and cook a perfectly tasteful teriyaki noodle dish.

There are two primary ingredients that are responsible for adding all the flavor. These are the liquid aminos and maple syrup. These two ingredients offer sweetness and a savory flavor. Add whatever vegetables you must and enjoy a tasteful plate of food.

Also check out, Teriyaki Soycurls, Teriyaki Tofu, and Teriyaki Meatballs.

Ingredient breakdown

You can make this noodle dish using eight simple ingredients. Here is what you will need:

  • Noodles: The main ingredient used for this recipe are noodles. There are so many different types of noodles available in the market. So, you are free to use any type you like. I have used gluten-free ramen for this recipe, but you can use whole wheat, soba, or hand-pulled noodles as well.
  • Carrot: Carrots add a crunch to this humble noodle dish. Carrots are loaded with nutrients and bring in a pop of color as well.
  • Onion: use a small onion for an extra boost of flavor. 
  • Garlic: Garlic adds a prominent savory flavor to this noodle dish. If you don’t have fresh garlic, use garlic powder.
  • Bragg’s liquid aminos: Bragg’s liquid aminos are an amazing ingredient. It is made from vegan ingredients and is 100% gluten-free. Its flavor resembles soy sauce a lot. It has a salty and savory flavor which is almost umami. If you don’t have gluten issues, you can use soy sauce or tamari for this recipe as well.
  • Maple syrup: Maple syrup counters and balance the saltiness of liquid aminos. It adds sweetness to the noodles.
  • Sesame oil: Sesame oil is known for its nuttiness. If you don’t have sesame oil, you can use any vegetable oil.
  • Ginger: Ginger adds freshness and pepperiness to his dish.
  • Green onions: Green onions offer umami and savory flavor. Plus, its crunch is very satisfying.
  • Basil: Fresh basil leaves are a perfect balance of sweet and savory flavor. It has a minty and peppery flavor. If you don’t have fresh basil leaves, you can use dried basil as well.
ingredients for teriyaki noodles

How to make teriyaki noodles?

Making teriyaki noodles is super easy. All you have to do is follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Firstly, you have to boil the noodles. For that, simply boil salted water and add noodles. Cook until they are tender. Drain the noodles and run cold water over them to store them from further cooking. Set the noodles aside.

Step 2: To make the sauce, start by heating sesame oil in a skillet or a wok. Add onion and cook until soft, stir in garlic and ginger and cook until fragrant. Next, add carrots and cook for a minute or two until they are cooked but are still crunchy.

Step 3: Now add Teriyaki ingredients to a bowl and mix well. Add to the skillet, and let this mixture cook for two minutes.

Step 4: Now, add the cooked noodles and mix well so that the sauce coats the noodles.

Step 5: Garnish the noodles with green onions and basil leaves and serve.

Variation ideas:

There is so much you can do to this simple and humble noodle dish. Here are a few amazing ideas for you to try:

  • Soba: soba noodles are made of buckwheat flour. They are gluten-free and very healthy. You can use these noodles in this noodle dish to make this dish more wholesome and healthier.
  • Mushrooms: mushrooms taste amazing in everything. You can use cremini, shiitake, or baby portabella mushrooms for this recipe, and they will taste just perfect.
  • Cilantro: if you don’t have basil leaves, you can add cilantro. The freshness of cilantro works well as well.
  • Onion: use sliced onion in this noodle dish. It will add a slightly sweet and savory flavor.
  • Bell pepper: bell peppers not just taste good but also add color to these noodles. They make this dish visually appealing.
  • Snow peas: snow peas are also loaded with nutrients. They offer a crunchiness to these noodles.
  • Cabbage: cabbage is a widely used ingredient in Chinese cooking. Cabbage tastes really good in noodles.
  • Broccoli: if you want this noodle dish to be healthier, add broccoli. Broccoli tastes really good in this dish.
  • Tofu: make this teriyaki noodle dish hearty by adding tofu to it. You can add air-fried crispy tofu and enjoy!

Other Vegan Recipes To Try

  1. Vegan Italian Pasta Salad
  2. Vegan Macaroni Salad
  3. Baked Plantains
  4. Irish Moss Drink
  5. Jollof Rice
  6. Jerk Seasoning
  7. Baked Tofu Nuggets
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(Per serving)
  • Energy: 191 kcal / 798 kJ
  • Fat: 8 g
  • Protein: 3.5 g
  • Carbs: 2.5 g

Cook Time

  • Preparation: 20 min
  • Cooking: 15 min
  • Ready in: 35 min
  • For: 4 Servings


For The Teriyaki Sauce


  1. In a large pot, add water and place it on medium heat.
  2. Once the water starts to boil, add salt and noodles. Cook the noodles for 5 to 7 minutes or until al Dente.
  3. Drain the noodles, run cold water over them, and set them aside.
  4. In a bowl, add Bragg’s liquid aminos and maple syrup. Mix well and set it aside.
  5. Place a skillet over medium heat and add sesame oil.
  6. Once the oil heats up, add onion and cook for 2 minutes, stir in minced garlic and grated ginger. Cook for 20 to 30 seconds or until fragrant.
  7. Add carrots and cook for a minute.
  8. Combine Teriyaki sauce ingredients in a bowl, and mix well. Add to the skillet and cook until bubbly, about 1- 2 minutes.
  9. Add cooked noodles and mix well until everything is well combined.
  10. Garnish with green onions and basil leaves. Enjoy!
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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.