Friday, January 21, 2011

Sesame Noodles

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Please try these. Now. You will thank me later. 

I know a lot of people who regularly buy sesame noodles in the deli section of their local grocery store. Well, I have good news for you: You can now make them at home! And believe it or not, they are even BETTER than the store bought ones! I'm going to need you to trust me on this one. I even have proof:

Exhibit A: When I first made this recipe, it was a Saturday.

Exhibit B: Then I made it again on Sunday.

Exhibit C: Then that Wednesday.

Well, you get the picture...

With only a few simple ingredients, you can have this dish together in no time. I made a few adjustments from the original recipe, which I noted below. You'll notice that there is a lot of extra liquid after you pour it on the noodles...but give it about five minutes. The noodles will soak up all the liquid to make the dish even tastier (if that's even possible). 

Note: The noodles are great right out of the fridge as well. I've brought this dish to a tailgate and a potluck as a cold side dish and it was a huge hit. Enjoy!

Printable Recipe

  • 16 oz. thin spaghetti
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tsp. garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 6 tbsp. pure sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup hot water (use the boiling water from the pasta)
  • 2 green onions, sliced thin (optional)

Cook pasta as directed on package.  Whisk all ingredients together except noodles and onions. Taste and adjust as needed. Pour all ingredients over warm noodles and garnish with green onions.

Source: Adapted from Pioneer Woman


  1. Homemade has to be better than any of the sesame noodles that you can get ready-made in the store. Sounds like your recipe is definitely one worth trying. Will you be making it this weekend too? ;)


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