Cilantro Ramen Noodles

If you are thinking of an Asian inspired meal for Valentine's, or any other day, this will work as a perfect side dish.  It's quick, it's easy and has a nice earthy flair.

Best part, these noodles pair perfectly with our handcrafted, Pinot Gris wine.  Since our Pinot Gris has a lively, citrusy, character (unlike other Pinot Gris with varying flavor profiles), it pairs perfectly with Asian Fare...even when the food is very spicy.  Imagine these noodles with another favorite Asian main dish and an icy, cold glass of our Pinot Gris.  You won't disappointed.  I promise.

Since Valentine's is on a Monday night, these noodles are the perfect dish to get your dinner on the table quickly.  Who wants to spend the whole night in the kitchen anyway?

Cilantro Ramen Noodles

3 packages ramen noodles (3 ounces each)
2 teaspoons canola oil
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
2 Tablespoons minced shallots
2 Tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
Salt to taste
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Blanch noodles in boiling water in a medium pot, 3 minutes.  Drain noodles and rinse under cold water.  Use a salad spinner to remove excess water.

Heat canola oil and sesame oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high.  Add shallots and saute until softened, about 1-2 minutes (do not burn).

Deglaze skillet with soy sauce, then add noodles, tossing to combine.  Season noodles with salt; stir in cilantro right before serving.

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  1. Sara in NY 1

    Oh wow…perfection. I love that your wine goes with it. It’s hard to find a good wine/Asain match.

  2. Darryl in Austin 2

    Love the wine pairing advice and I love your wine!

  3. Thanks! We get so many requests for wine pairing advice so we need to focus a little more than that! Best to you.

  4. Shelby 4

    You had me sold as soon as I saw cilantro and noodles in the same sentence. Now that we are finally settling in and I have been learning more about wines by going to wine classes, I am going to have to get myself some of your wine! I am finding that my favorite so far is a white wine with a fruity (grape or peach) scent and a buttery taste on the tounge. Do you have something that would be similar that you could recommend from your line?

  5. pam 5

    This sounds like the perfect side dish!

  6. Good for you going to wine class! Our Pinto Gris is the only white wine we make at the moment. It does not have peach overtones but I once and I well I do get some pineapple flavor along with some citrus. This a nice, clean wine that goes well with so many foods. It’s done really well.

  7. Oh, I’m game to try this one, Cathy! I’ll just use some thin Asian rice noodles (and gf soy sauce) to make it gluten free. Yummy combination of flavors. Can’t even imagine how lovely these noodles would be when consumed with your Pinot Gris wine, which sounds really, really good by your description!


  8. Lisa 8

    I want the noodles and Pinot Gris now.

  9. This sounds so good and super easy!

  10. oo this looks great! My husband loved Ramen Noodles lol, so Im sure he would love this dish! Im def saving it in my “To Try” Folder”

  11. Rachel 11

    Yummo! The kids will love this one! You inspired me to open my last bottle of Noble Pig Pinot Gris and drink it with Indian food last night. It was truly delicious! My sister and hubby were equally impressed! Now I need to order more :)

  12. Barbara 12

    Saw something on Cooking Channel similar. But just the ramen noodles, olive oil and garlic. I tried it and loved it.n Think I will like your additions even better!

  13. This reminds me a bit of another Asian style noodle recipe you posted a while back that has become a staple for quick meals in our house. I will definitely give this one a shot. I need some more pinot gris while I’m at it!

  14. Shannon 14

    Ooo, this looks very yummy. I love making jazzed up Ramen dishes. You should try the Spicy Sesame Peanut Noodles I make. link to

  15. Janis 15

    The noodles are right up my alley. I have to make this. O.k. Now when are you going to ship wine to Massachsetts?

  16. Marjie 16

    Fast and easy is best on any Monday, let alone Valentine’s Day!

  17. This does sound perfect for weeknight dinner! Your wine sounds wonderful. Can you ship to GA!

  18. This is puuurfect! Simple and oh so delicious!

  19. Delicious, simple – and easily adaptable for cilantro loathers like me (this herb has such an “adore or despise” flavour, with nowt in between!)

    A lovely side where I will use other fresh herbs, and so enjoy your recipe, super thanks dear Cathy from Michelle downunder in Wellington NZ, xxx and many purrrumbles from my Zebby Cat

  20. Pam 20

    What a great dish! I love anything with cilantro.

  21. ruuuuubinsandwich 21

    :O might try this with some regular pasta noodles or fried noodles or something looks good thooooo


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