I am absolutely obsessed with these sweet and spicy samba noodles! Traditionally these are made with pork, but impossible meat makes a flawless vegan substitution. You can find the faux meat replacement fresh or frozen at lots of grocery stores. I get mine right at wegmans! Who needs takeout anyway?
Not only are these noodles delicious, you probably have most of these ingredients in your pantry already! Sambal is one of those condiments that should absolutely be a staple. It’s perfect for a little extra kick in soups, salads and marinades. Think sriracha, but better.
If you like these sweet and spicy sambal noodles, try some of my other asian inspired recipes:
This recipe is!
cooks in less than 20 minutes
Sweet and Spicy Impossible Sambal Noodles
These sweet and spicy sambal noodles are a vegan twist on a classic, usually made with pork. Enjoy all the same flavors, with none of the meat.
- 2 Tbsp neutral cooking oil
- 1 # impossible meat
- 2 Tbsp fresh ginger, grated
- 4 garlic cloves, sliced
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- 2 T tomato baste
- 10 basil leaves, torn
- 1/4 cup sambal oelek
- 2 Tbsp soy sauce
- 2 Tbsp rice vinegar
- 1 cup water
- 1 T vegan butter
- 10 oz ramen noodles, cooked
- Step 1 In a saute pan over medium heat, add the oil until warm enough that it flows in the pan like water. Add the impossible meat and cook until brown and crispy, about 5 minutes.
- Step 2 Stir in the ginger, garlic, sugar, tomato paste and cook until the tomato paste turns slightly brown.
- Step 3 Add the sambal oelek (or 1tsp red pepper flakes if you don’t have sambal), soy sauce, rice vinegar and water. Cook 3 more minutes, or until saucey.
- Step 4 Stir in the vegan butter and ramen noodles. Serve immediately garnished with additional torn basil.