By Rita~ on December 22, 2002
Photo by sofie-a-toast
Photo by sofie-a-toast
"An Asian style dish. You can also just make the sauce for dipping veggies into. Also you can add cooked diced chicken breast to the dish."
Serving Size: 1 (341 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"Because this was our main dish furthermore our only dish for dinner, I bulked up this recipe with other goodies. In each serving bowl was added first some baby spinach leaves, followed with freshly cooked and warm adzuki beans, little bit of sauce, soba noodles, toppings, more sauce and more toppings. We loved the sauce! All veggies were raw except for lightly blanching the broccoli to bring out its vibrant green color. Toppings tried: cucumber, grated carrot, thinly sliced baby shiitake, green onions and fresh cilantro. Reviewed for Best of 2011."
"THIS RECIPE IS AWESOME. I substituted regular white vinegar and instead of the sesame oil, I used some hot chili sesame oil. I've tried different veggies and want to try this with homemade rice noodles. It reheats well too, so it is great for lunch at work. I have even eaten it cold!"
"This came out in the "wow!" category -- even picky DH loved it! I wouldn't change a thing. Thanks, Rita! Made for Veggie Recipe Swap, VIP selection, December 2010."
"There was a wonderful restaurant in New York's China town on Chatham Square. It was always packed but other problems forced it out of business. I have been trying to duplicate their recipe for Spicy Szechuan noodles for years without success, and had hoped that this recipe would come close. Perhaps that was the reason for our disappointment. We felt that the vinegar flavor was much too prevalent and the roasted sesame/peanut flavor was too subdued."
"Delicious if you love this sort of strong flavored dish - and with the raw garlic, ginger & plenty of sesame oil - it is indeed a strong flavor! Very peanutty and good. Next time I'm going to try sauteeing some cubed tofu to add to this dish, and maybe use snow peas. This time I added green onions, carrots and broccoli and it was great! "
"Outstanding recipe! I loved it. The sauce was perfectly seasoned, creamy and just the right amount for the pasta. I spread a little of the sauce on some boneless chicken breasts and broiled them a few minutes on each side. Then I sliced them and added the chicken slices to the pasta. I substituted 2 cups snow peas (cooked for about 2 minutes in the water with the pasta at the end) instead of the broccoli and topped the dish with matchstick carrots (also slightly cooked in the microwave) instead of the cucumber. Unfortunately my family is not used to different Asian flavors and did not care for the peanut sauce. I'll make it again for me, though, and freeze individual servings to take for my lunch. "
"Great flavor combination and very very peanut buttery! Next time I think I'll thin the sauce a bit. Very filling and hearty too!"
"Great recipe! I added just a tad of honey, cuz I like mine a little sweeter. But everything else was perfect. Made for ZWT 6 for the Looney Spoon Phoodies!"
"I wasn't impressed with this recipe. It was very thick (too much peanut butter, I think) and very salty. Low sodium soy sauce would probably help."
"Great Recipe. Thanks for posting. If you can't make the recipe correctly you should not rate someone badly. This is unfair."
"I just don't get it... I didn't think this dish was anything great. I followed the recipe exactly, with a little bit of extra red pepper flakes. I used spaghetti. I won't make this again. :-S What did I do wrong??"
"very tasty. I can see this as a very kid friendly dish. DH loved it. It was easy and quick to put together. I will definitely make it again."
"I really liked this! I wasn't expecting to because I'm normally not a huge fan of peanut sauces, but the flavors in this blended really well and the peanut flavor was mild and not overwhelming at all. I made it exactly as stated, and used 1/4 tsp Thai chili garlic paste. I'd probably add a bit more of that next time because it wasn't very spicy. It was very easy to make and I'm sure I'll make it again soon!"
"Yum, yum! This is almost the same as the impromptu peanut sauce I have been making for years... I just mix the whole thing up in a small saucepan and give it a bit of a boil to heat the PB along with the other ingredients. It thickens up quite a bit that way, but then you can add water if desired or leave it thick for dipping! Delicious!!!"
"Great recipe, very spicy and flavorful! A good balance of sweet and spicy. I always try to reduce the fat in recpes so I eliminated the olive oil and cut down to 4 tblsp of sesame oil. This cuts out at least 400 calories. It came out really delicious and still very rich!"
"I have been on a quest lately for a good peanut noodle recipe. I have tried other recipes and this is the best so far! I have made this at least 5 times over the last few months. The only change I would suggest is to lessen the sesame oil (it has a strong flavor), but this is just personal preference. Great recipe! Thanks!"
"Excellent receipe! I wanted to try it out on my vitamix - super fast and tasty. Restaurant quality. I would love to tweak it to decrease the fat content. Will probably try to cut back on the oil used next time. Thanks."
"Sorry - we followed the recipe exactly, but my family didn't like this. The sauce was much too peanuty. Maybe the amount shoudl be in teaspoons, not tablespoons. Just a thought - Diane"
"I've made this dish at least a half a dozen times already and I can't believe I hadn't rated it yet!! Too busy enjoying it, I guess ;) The last time I made it, I doubled the sauce since it was to sit overnight and then be in a crock pot all day. But otherwise perfect as written. I usually short cut the broccoli cooking by plunking them in the pot with the boiling pasta for the last 8 minutes of cook time. Thank you Rita for such a delish dish!"
"this was really good and made a great side dish for dinner. i accidentally added too much hot sauce so i added additional peanut butter, sugar, and some mirin to compensate. served it sprinkles with scallions and bean sprouts."