These quick and easy Sesame Noodles are warm, satisfying and so delicious you will make them all the time. Plus, they’re on the table in less than 15 minutes! That’s faster than ordering takeout.
Why This Easy Sesame Noodle Recipe Works
We love to make dinners that are different, unique and delicious. More importantly, we love making things that are quick, easy and make our lives a little simpler. These Asian noodles are all of those things. Additionally, the flavor is amazing. It is one of unique combinations of sweet, hot, salty and acidic. Moreover, these sesame noodles are incredible cold or at room temperature.
How to Make Easy Sesame Noodles
This Sesame Noodle recipe is so quick and easy, you’ll want to make them all the time. The recipe uses basic ingredients but really packs a flavor punch. It’s also very versatile – if you don’t like a certain flavor, you can cut back. On the flip side, if you like stronger flavors, you can easily add more.
- Step One: First, get your pot of boiling water started for your pasta. Next, measure out soy sauce, sugar, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, hot chili oil and canola oil into a bowl. (Photo 1 below)
- Step Two: Then mince your garlic and add to the bowl. (Photo 2 below)
- Step Three: Cook pasta following the package directions. (Photo 3 below)
- Step Four: Meanwhile, chop your green onions for the top of the dish. Finally, toss the drained cooked pasta to the bowl with the oils and coat the pasta. Lastly, top with the onions and enjoy. (Photo 4 below)
Recommendations for Making Easy Sesame Noodles.
At first, I always though that Asian cuisine could be intimidating to make, that you would need special equipment and exotic flavorings. However, this dish proves how simple and delicious they can be. I also like that I can control the ingredients, no msg and lower salt content makes this a healthier option.
Plus, you can easily up the nutrition in this recipe by adding your favorite cooked protein. Sometimes I add leftover chicken or beef. I’ve even added shrimp. Similarly, you can add in any of your favorite cooked veggies. Carrots, broccoli, mushrooms and spinach are some of my favorite mix-ins.
Types of Asian Noodles
To be honest, I use whatever noodle I have at home when I am making this dish. However, if you want to try making it a true Asian experience you might like to try some traditional noodles. Here are a few examples to explore. Most can be found in the ethnic section of your local supermarket or grocer.
- Soba noodles. Soba noodles are native to Japan, traditionally eaten on New Year’s Eve as a symbol of longevity but of course can be enjoyed anytime. They are made with buckwheat flour or buckwheat and wheat flour, water and salt.
- Udon. Udon noodles are the thickest type of Japanese noodle, made from wheat flour, salt, and water.
- Ramen. Ramen are made from four basic ingredients: wheat flour, salt, water, and kansui, a type of alkaline mineral water, containing sodium carbonate and usually potassium carbonate, as well as sometimes a small amount of phosphoric acid.
- Rice. Made with Rice flour and water.
These are just a few of many noodles available on the market. Additionally, if you are living a gluten free life style, you can eat the buckwheat or the rice noodles. Both are gluten free options.
Expert Tips for Making the Best Asian Noodles
Versatility is the spice of life and the spice of my kitchen. Consequently, I need recipes that I can switch up often to make something new. These Easy Sesame Noodles are one of those dishes.
- Mix it Up: Add any leftover meat and veggies to this dish for a hearty meal.
- Double it Up: This is a great recipe for a crowd. Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and serve at your next pot luck.
- Spice it Up: Feel free to make this dish even more spicy with a little more, chili oil, chili paste or red pepper flake.
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Easy Sesame Noodles
- Combine the first 7 ingredients together in a small bowl and whisk until thoroughly combined.
- Pour sauce over warm, cooked noodles.
- Garnish with chopped green onions.
Double it Up: This is a great recipe for a crowd. Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and serve at your next pot luck.
Spice it Up: Feel free to make this dish even more spicy with a little more chili oil, chili paste or red pepper flake.