Spicy Thai Noodles ★★★★17 reviews

Day one done! Congratulations on your first day of the easy challenge. Celebrate with some delicious spicy noodles.

Serves 1 | Prep time: 10 mins | Cooking time: 15 mins


  • 100g/3.5oz rice noodles
  • 1 tsp sesame oil for frying
  • 120g/4.2oz firm tofu
  • 1 cup bok choy
  • 1/2 cup carrot, thinly sliced
  • 2 – 3 broccoli florets
  • 1/2 chopped red capsicum (peppers)
  • 2 medium sticks celery, sliced
  • 2 spring onions, sliced
  • 1 small piece of ginger, grated (or a tsp of bottled crushed ginger)
  • 1/2 garlic clove, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 sweet green chilli
  • 1 Tbsp crushed peanuts
  • 1 Tbsp light soy sauce (can use a GF soy sauce or Tamari sauce)
  • 1 tsp kecap manis (can use a GF sweet soy sauce)
  • Fresh coriander to serve


  1. Prepare the noodles by soaking in boiling water for a few minutes, then drain and set aside.
  2. Heat a wok or large frying pan over a high heat and drizzle in some oil.
  3. Add the tofu cubes and soy sauce and cook until browned.
  4. Add the carrots, capsicum, celery, broccoli, spring onion, ginger, garlic, chilli, peanuts then stir in a dash of water and put a lid on the wok and simmer until the veggies have softened a little.
  5. Add the bok choy leaves and continue cooking, while stirring so the bottom of the pan doesn’t burn.
  6. Stir in the noodles and serve once the noodles have warmed.
  7. Serve with fresh coriander.

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  • Diana ★★★★★
    10 September 2023
  • Larissa ★★★★
    10 September 2023

    I’ve tried the challenge before and I absolutely loved it! I was just wondering if there’s any meal plan that makes a bigger portion so we could have the same meal for dinner and lunch the next day. That would help small families with wasting less ingredients (as sometimes we can’t buy small portions), and also saving some time when cooking :)

    • VeganEasy
      10 September 2023

      Hi Larissa, thanks for signing up to do the Challenge again!
      We currently don’t have a meal plan for families. What you could do is choose three to four recipes which use some of the same ingredients, which can be varied to cover up to seven days. For instance: Veggie & bean casserole, Pasta with a Bolognese sauce & veggies, Red lentil dhal with rice plus a fresh salad, Sandwich or wrap with tofu & salad ingredients, or use leftover red lentil dhal in a wrap. Or whatever recipes your family prefers. So you could make enough to have the next day. When using recipes from our 30-day meal plan you could double or triple the ingredients needed depending on how many mouths need to be fed. :) (With the herbs/spices, it’s better to add those according to your taste buds). The Day 7 email that you will receive covers general meal planning so you could use those guidelines to help plan weekly meals for the whole family. We hope this helps!

  • Sebi ★★★★★
    13 April 2023

    Liked it but it was kinda small because i was used to wat 7000 calories a day?

    • VeganEasy
      18 April 2023

      whoa! maybe you could double the portion next time?

  • Hayley Aston 0 stars
    29 January 2023

    I love your recipes but do you have the nutritional values please I need to know calories/protein? Thank you

    • Vegan Easy
      31 January 2023

      Hi Hayley, we’re glad you enjoy our recipes.
      All the recipes from our new health/fitness meal plans contain values for Protein, Carbs, Fat and Calories listed at the bottom of each recipe, see: https://www.veganeasy.org/healthfitnessmealplans/
      The recipes from our original 30-day menu do not include nutritional values. If you’d like to find out what they are you could use a calorie tracking app or website like MyFitnessPal or Cronometer, etc – simply weigh the ingredients and enter them into the app to track calories and macronutrients.

  • Diana ★★★★★
    9 November 2022

    Was amazing definitely a big portion and I couldn’t finish it but overall was so yum ?

  • Beenie ★★★★
    1 November 2022

    Was delicious but this was such a big meal for 1, any body else find this

    • Vegan Easy
      2 November 2022

      Glad you liked it! We’ve not had this feedback before about it being too large a meal for one person. It might feel big depending on what you’re normally used to eating?

  • Sarah ★★★★★
    31 May 2021

    Yum! Will definitely make this again.

  • George Follis ★★★★
    8 January 2021
  • Allie ★★★★★
    24 August 2020

    I prepared this bowl and really enjoyed it.

  • NICKY ★★★★★
    10 May 2020


  • Apirat ★★★★★
    9 August 2018

    Yummy! It’s easy to cook. I like it so much.

  • Cynthia
    26 July 2018

    Tomorrow is my first day challenge. I’m not to eat tofu due to the estrogen. (post cancer patient)what can I substitute or do I need to substitute in order to keep a certain number of calories?

    • Bonnie Brown
      31 July 2018

      Hi Cynthia!
      All the recipes in the challenge are nutritionally and calorically adequate and are dietician approved. You can definitely use a substitute of your choice that worths with your diet restrictions but we can’t say the nutritional profile will be an exact match for the original recipe.

  • Janine Haag ★★★★★
    10 June 2018

    Who knew tofu tasted that good

  • Luke K ★★★★★
    20 January 2018

    Cooking this made me feel like a true vegan ?

  • Rob ★★★★★
    9 January 2018

    So good! We had this our first week and have made it almost every week since. Unfortunately we never have leftovers because my teen aged boys devour it. Very easy weeknight meal!

  • Jacqu ★★★★★
    10 July 2017

    Yummy! Thanks for the great recipe.

  • Helen ★★★★
    3 July 2017

    Have finished the first day of the 30 day challenge,. I have enjoyed the food and it was easy to prepare, even my husband who loves his meat has enjoyed his first day. Looking forward to the 2nd day challenge .

  • Rachael 0 stars
    13 April 2017

    Hi, approximately how many people does each recipe feed?

    • Bonnie Brown
      17 April 2017

      Hi Rachael, all recipes connected with the 30 Day Vegan Easy Challenge meal plan serve 1 person. You can times the ingredients by as many people as you need :)