Peanut Noodles: How to Make Thai Peanut Noodles

Thai Peanut Noodles, just like almost all meals and dishes served in Thai cuisine, are easy to make. It has a nutty and slightly spicy flavour tossed with noodles that cook in just about 10 minutes.

Thai cuisine is world-famous for its mouthwatering cuisine that emphasises lightly prepared dishes with strong aromatic components and a spicy edge. In Thai cuisine, nothing tastes like its Western counterparts, especially with how Thai cuisine specialises in the use of spices.

Thai Peanut Noodles make the perfect meal preparation for a packed lunch or even a dinnertime appetizer because they are so quick and relatively easy to make.


  • Author: Romae Chanice Marquez
  • Recipe Category: Thai Appetizer
  • Cuisine: Thai

Thai Peanut Noodles use Thai sesame noodles whisked with soy sauce, sesame oil, chilli paste, and brown sugar. The whole preparation and cooking time is only 25 minutes, and this recipe is good for four servings.

Thai Peanut Noodles can be added with more garlic and chillies. You can also add different meat or seafood. Photo credits to:

Thai Peanut Noodles Ingredients

• 2 packages / 5.6 ounce of refrigerated Yaki-Soba seasoning sauce, packets discarded
• 1 tablespoon olive oil
• 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch chunks
• 2 cups shredded cabbage
• 2 carrots, peeled and shredded
• 2 green onions, sliced thinly
• ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves
• 2 tablespoons of chopped peanuts

For the sauce,

• ¼ cup peanut butter
• ¼ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
• 3 cloves garlic, minced
• 2 tablespoons honey
• 1 tablespoon grated ginger
• 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
• 1 teaspoon sesame oil
• 1 teaspoon Sriracha

Thai Peanut Noodles Cooking Instructions

Step 1: In a bowl, whisk the peanut butter, soy sauce, garlic, honey, vinegar, sesame oil, and Sriracha.

Step 2: In a large pot of boiling water, add Yaki-Soba until loosened. Do this for about 2 minutes. After, drain well.

Step 3: Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken to skillet and cook until golden brown. Do this for about 4 minutes.

Step 4: Stir in the cabbage, carrots, and green onions until heated through. Do this for about 1 minute.

Step 5: Stir in Yaki-Soba and peanut butter mixture until well-combined. Do this for about 2 minutes. 

Step 6: Serve immediately. Garnish with cilantro and peanuts.

Thai Peanut Noodles Additional Information

  • Per serving has 338 calories and 7 g total fat.
  • Preparation and cooking time = 25 minutes
  • You can add thinly sliced edamame beans of split peas. You can also add thinly sliced peppers or cubed pork to make the dish more filling.
  • You can use any type of noodles, even Ramen noodles.

About Thai Peanut Noodles Recipe

The Thai Peanut Noodles recipe has an enticing blend of sweetness, spiciness, and savoury. This Thai dish is easy and quick to make, just like almost all Thai dishes. Thai cuisine is well-regarded for food flavour combinations for a perfect meal: salty, spicy, sour, and sweet.

Thai Peanut Noodles has Chinese cuisine influence. Its uniqueness came down to 2,000 years ago when many Chinese immigrants made their way to Thailand. In general, Thai cuisine was influenced by the use of soy sauce and spices.

Peanut sauce is usually used as a dip for fresh vegetables, tofu, meat, spring rolls, and dumplings. In the dish Thai Peanut Noodles, it is essential to note that the crunchiness of peanuts from the peanut sauce is its distinctive quality. The basic recipe of the sauce is to add roasted peanuts. You can also add coconut milk, tamarind, and more garlic. Other possible ingredients are sugar and lemongrass.


Thai cuisine has been influenced mainly by China. However, it doesn’t characterise its flavour to just one country; instead, it has moved through generations as a unique cuisine that features the combination of almost all flavours in one. For other noodle recipes, know more here.

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