After a weekend of eating out, I crave for a simple lunch. Working with the ingredients in my pantry, I decided to make my version of the Sichuan "Liang Mian". I have a few different types of noodles in my pantry, but decided to use Soba noodles instead. It turned out pretty yummy, and definitely refreshing. I will definitely make this again. Here's the recipe.
COLD SPICY SOBA NOODLES RECIPE
- 2 Bundle Soba Noodles
- 1 Tbsp (Low Sodium) Soy Sauce
- 1 Tbsp (Lee Kum Kee) Chili Bean Sauce
- 1 Tbsp (Chin Kiang) Black Vinegar
- 1 Tbsp Sesame Oil
- 2 Tsp Sweet Soy Sauce (Kicap Manis)
- 1 Stalk Green Onion, Chopped
- 1 Handful Cilantro, Chopped
- 1/2 Tbsp Raw Skinless Peanuts
- 1/2 Tsp Toasted Sesame Seeds
Cook the soba noodles per the instruction on the package. Once noodles are cooked, run cold water through the noodle to stop the cooking and to cool down the noodle. Drain and set cooled noodles aside.
In a pan, dry roast (no oil needed) the peanuts over medium heat until golden brown. Stir peanuts occasionally so that they so not burn. Once peanuts are toasted, set aside, let cool and give them a rough chop. Mix all the liquid ingredients in a bowl to make the sauce and set aside.
Divide the noodles into 2-3 bowls. Drizzle the sauce onto the noodles. Sprinkle each bowl with the green onion, cilantro, chopped peanuts and sesame seeds. Serve immediately. Enjoy!
June's notes: Like me, you can definitely use any noodles of your choice. I think even linguini or ramen noodles will work fine! =)