Plaza San Antonio's Spicy Oriental Noodle Salad

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins

This recipe is from the San Antonio Express News food section. It is a very popular dish and a much asked for recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For Vinaigrette: In a bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, olive oil, sesame oil, crushed red pepper, garlic and Sriracha hot sauce.
  2. Set aside.
  3. For Noodles: Bring a large pot of water to a rolling bowl, add salt to taste, then add noodles and stir.
  4. While noodles are cooking, prepare the cabbage, carrots, red pepper, cilantro and chicken, shrimp or beef.
  5. When noodles are done, drain and immediately pour into a large bowl.
  6. Add vinaigrette, vegetables and meat or fish; stir to combine thoroughly.
  7. Serve.
  8. Note: In testing, low-sodium soy sauce and whole-wheat pasta were preferred.
Most Helpful

Delicious! I only used 8 oz. of whole wheat pasta and doubled the napa cabbage amount (trying to cut down on carbs) and I used about 3/4 teaspoon hot pepper flakes - it was spicy enough for our tastes. Everything else I left according to the recipe and it turned out great. Thanks for posting!

Babs in Toyland August 02, 2002

Absolutely incredible!! I can't recommend this recipe enough. Has a nice bite to it.

Susanita Moreno July 03, 2002

This was outstanding! Made without the meat as a side dish and it's my new favorite pasta salad!

alisa stevens July 29, 2002