Sesame Cold Noodles

"I love this cold, sometimes I heat it up in the microwave. A great dish that fits in as a side dish as well as a main course."
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  • 12 ounces chinese egg noodles
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 12 cup tahini or 1/2 cup natural-style peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 14 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • Frank's red hot sauce
  • 12 cup minced fresh scallions


  • Cook the noodles in boiling salted water until they are tender but not mushy.
  • drain and rinse in cold water, toss with 1 Tbls of the oil.
  • Beat together the tahini, sugar, soy sauce, vinegar and remaining oil.
  • Add a dash of hot sauce, taste and season as necessary.
  • Thin the sauce with hot water until it is the consistency of heavy cream.
  • Toss the noodles with the sauce, garnish with scallions and serve.

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  1. I enjoyed these noodles best at room temperature. They are simple to make, yet delicious. I used spaghetti noodles and used the peanut butter. I did add just a little crushed garlic. The fresh scallions are the perfect thing to top these off. It's a nice versatile recipe...... you could add pretty much any vegetable you like, or just enjoy the simplicity of the recipe as it is. Thanx for posting!
  2. Thanks for this recipe. It's easy and tastes awesome. If you like your food a bit more spicy, this is good with some sweet hot chili sauce drizzled on top. You can find it bottled at your local Asian market.
  3. This was ok, but not at all what I was expecting. The sauce was very pasty and a little bland. I think if the tahini/peanut butter was cut back and maybe the oil increased, it would be what I've tasted in the past.
  4. I hate to give this recipe such a low rating since I see everyone else liked it, but I don't see what all the hype is about. The dish came out bland, really bland. I ended up throwing it away. Maybe it's because everyone else used peanut butter and I used tahini, or maybe because everyone else added additional ingredients. I don't know.
  5. Wow! This is awesome! I accidentally messed it up, and it was still aweome! I can't wait to play with this one some more. I'll try adding a few things; I like the idea of the bean sprouts, but didn't have any tonight. The red bell peppers are great! I'll also try a few (thawed but uncooked) frozen baby peas or snow peas. I can even see that some pineapple chunks or other fruit would be a nice touch. EXCELLENT, Miss Erin! Thanks!


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