Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is my aunt's recipe. It makes a ton! Good for potlucks. (Soba noodles are Japanese buckwheat noodles)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb soba noodles or 1 lb vermicelli
  • 14 cup sesame oil
  • 14 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons chili oil
  • 12 cup sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1 cup green onion, sliced


  1. Cook, drain and rinse noodles.
  2. Add sauce, stir and let soak in.
  3. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onions.
Most Helpful

I loved these. My fiancee didn't particularly care for them at all. He really does have the more discriminating palate, though if I could have, i would have voted this recipe at least a three-and-a-half. The flavor of the sauce, in my opinion, was perfectly biting and very complementary to the chosen Mandarin-Style Steak, Asian Slaw, and Spicy Cucumbers. So, if you enjoy the starchy-side of life, and a bit of spice as well: these noodles will tantalize! If you are not a fan of starch, and, well, have a more discriminating palate than I, you may not enjoy these quite as much. Soba noodles, apparently, are a matter of choice.

s'kat February 10, 2002

I made these again this weekend and added a little tahini paste and it was fabulous! I love cold sesame noodles and I make these over and over! What a great summer dish

Little Bee May 18, 2003

I just made this recipe for diner and neither hubby or I liked it. It is certainly not the fault of the recipe, though, which was simple to prepare - I think we just don't like soba noodles! I'm going to try this one again with a lo mein noodle or a glass noodle and see what I get!

Krista Smith October 12, 2006