Sesame Noodles

cold noodles

And we have gone from fall/winter to full on summer.  I want something filling, tasty and cold.

Walking and dripping my way from PABT, to my LIC lair, I passed a noodle shop, “lo and behold” they had a sign hawking their “Cold Sesame Noodles”.

Not to be arrogant, but I know how I like my noodles, and I know what I want in my noodles.   I’ll do this at home.

I’ll plan for ~4oz of noodles per person.

Sesame Noodles

Sweet, Spicy, Cool and Tasty. The prefect side or entree for a warm day.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 1 package Thin spagetti (16 oz)
  • 3 tsp Minced Garlic (6 Cloves)
  • 1 tbsp sugar Light Brown
  • 3 tbsp Sesame Oil Toasted adds more flavor
  • 4 tbsp Soy Sauce Lite / Low Sodium
  • 2 tbsp Rice Vinegar unseasoned
  • 2 tbsp Toasted Sesame Paste Toasted adds more flavor
  • 1 tbsp Peanut Butter Smooth
  • 2 tbsp Ginger grated
  • 2 tbsp Sambol Chili Garlic Paste (TO TASTE)
  • 1/2 ea Cucumber Peeled, matchsticked to 1/8 x 1/8
  • 1/4 cup Peanuts Roasted / Chopped
  • 2 ea Scallions Washed, Sliced Green and white parts


  • In a large bowl, (a bowl one could toss a salad in), combine all but the pasta. Taste and adjust for balance.
  • Bring a gallon of salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook as per package directions, al dente, (~ 5 minutes). Drain, Rinse with cold water, Drain again. ( I have used a salad spinner for this) Toss with a couple of tablespoons of sesame oil
  • Add warm noodles to bowl with sauce and toss Plate servings and garnish with cucumbers, peanuts, and scallions. Serve with additional sambol / pepper paste for the adventurous.
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