Chinese cold noodles

Based on 6 ratings
Xueci

Xueci

Editor at Kitchen Stories

“Cold noodles are my lifesaver on hot summer days. This is a basic recipe for Chinese cold noodles, but you can amp them up with shredded chicken breast, a hard boiled egg, blanched carrot sticks, or soy bean sprouts. You can also substitute the wheat noodles out and replace with soba noodles for a low-carb version. The sauce can be made in a bigger batch to save for later, but I recommend making it and using it fresh!”

Difficulty

Easy 👌
20
min.
Preparation
0
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-2+
200 g dried Asian wheat noodles
½ cucumber
scallions
4 cloves garlic
10 g cilantro
5 tbsp vegetable oil
4 tsp chili flakes
4 tsp sesame seeds
2 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp rice vinegar
toasted sesame oil
salt
sugar
salted roasted peanuts (for garnish)
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • box grater
  • knife
  • cutting board
  • pot
  • fine sieve
  • bowl
  • frying pan (small)
  • bowl (small)

Nutrition per serving

Cal
764
Protein
16 g
Fat
45 g
Carb
80 g
  • Step 1/4

    • ½ cucumber
    • scallions
    • 4 cloves garlic
    • 10 g cilantro
    • box grater
    • knife
    • cutting board

    Use a large box grater to grate the cucumber into long, thin strips. Chop scallions into fine rings. Mince garlic and cilantro.

  • Step 2/4

    • 200 g dried Asian wheat noodles
    • toasted sesame oil
    • pot
    • fine sieve
    • bowl

    Bring a pot of water to boil and add noodles. Boil for approx. 1 min. less than stated time on the package. Drain and rinse under cold running water. Toss with a bit of sesame oil so the noodles don’t stick together. Add to a bowl.

  • Step 3/4

    • 5 tbsp vegetable oil
    • 4 tsp chili flakes
    • 4 tsp sesame seeds
    • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
    • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
    • salt
    • sugar
    • frying pan (small)
    • bowl (small)

    Heat vegetable oil in a small frying pan over medium heat. Once it starts to shimmer, add it to a small bowl with scallions, garlic, chili flakes, and sesame seeds and mix together. Add soy sauce, rice vinegar, salt, and sugar to the sauce and mix again.

  • Step 4/4

    • salted roasted peanuts (for garnish)

    Divide cold noodles among serving bowls. Top noodles with grated cucumber and peanuts. Drizzle sauce all over and garnish with cilantro. Mix thoroughly before enjoying!