Easy Sesame Noodles

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5 from 8 votes
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. 
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 8 minutes
Total: 13 minutes

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.

Easy sesame noodles in a white bowl with chopsticks and a green napkin

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)

Step by step instructions for making easy asian noodles

 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.

Easy sesame noodles in a white bowl with a green napkin

 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.

Easy sesame noodles in a white bowl with chopsticks and a green napkin

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

5 from 8 votes
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. 
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Servings: 4 people
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot chili oil
  • 4 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 pound spaghetti cooked
  • Green onions chopped

Instructions

  • 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.

Expert Tips

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 your favorite protein 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.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 659kcal | Carbohydrates: 95g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 817mg | Potassium: 292mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1.8mg

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36 thoughts on “Easy Sesame Noodles”

  1. I can’t wait to try this – Any recipe by PW is good by me! And i have really been craving Asian / Thai food lately but have never made it for myself @ home. Thanks so much for linking up to Tasty Tuesdays!
    Alissa

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  2. How delicious!! My 4 year old daughter’s favorite food is “Chinese noodles,” she calls them. She’s sitting with me now and personally asked me to make them tonight (she was excited and jumping up and down a little when she said it). Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

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  3. I’ve been making something similar to this and never knew what to call it. hahaha. My husband always gets mad because I don’t write down what I put in what I’m cooking, now I have it written down for me. Thanks!
    This works great with Tinkyada gluten free noodles for those who can’t eat gluten (like me).

    visiting from Tuesday Twister.
    wendy

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  4. Looks amazing! Like you, I would add meat and more veggies to round out the meal. Now I’m craving Chinese…great! haha

    Visiting from Tasty Tuesdays

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  5. This does look pretty easy and I am pretty sure that my family would love it. Thanks for the heads up on the sesame oil. I don’t like certain foods that have a really strong flavor, so this way I’ll know to cut it back a bit when I make it.

    Thanks for linking up to Making Your Home Sing Monday!

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  6. Love asian food , sometimes I use sesame oil blened with
    soybean oil and it has a different taste maybe it would be more mild than pure sesame oil.

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  7. Your sesame noodles look very good – I love the flavor of sesame oil, but agree that it can be so strong…… I have a great Thai noodle recipe similar to this, but with peanut butter.

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    • Thanks, Tracy! Would you be willing to share your Thai noodle recipe? I’m loving Thai noodles these days. I just had the best Drunken Noodles from a local Thai place last week — they were to die for!

      Thanks for reading!

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