For this recipe, we prefer fresh Chinese noodles with a width between linguine and fettuccine. If you are using Asian sesame paste that has a pourable rather than spreadable consistency, use only 1 cup of chicken broth. Don't hesitate over this dish because of the list of ingredients. Just follow the all-important basic drill which streamlines all Chinese recipes. They always have several clusters of ingredients. You mix each of them together and end up with maybe three or four little bowls that will come together in literally minutes. First, read through the recipe. Then gather all the ingredients in one place. Mix together the different elements. Finally, when you are ready, cook. From The Best of America's Test Kitchen 2009: The Year's Best Recipes, Equipment Reviews, and Tastings (America's Test Kitchen, Brookline, MA, 2008). Copyright 2008 by the Editors at America's Test Kitchen.