Cold Sesame Noodles
July 20, 2019 3:36 PM - BirdnestHead
3/4 C. sesame paste
1/2 C. boiling water
1/2 C. soy sauce (less is better)
1/2 C. veg. oil
1/3 C. wine vinegar (red)
5 cloves garlic crushed
2 T. honey
2 T. chili oil (or a bit more)
3 T. toasted sesame oil
2 lbs. noodles (mein)

1. Whisk sesame paste + boiling water.
2. Beat in soy sauce, vinegar, veg. oil, garlic, honey, chili oil, and 2 T. toasted sesame oil until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
3. Cook noodles, drain & rinse w cold water. Add 1 T. of toasted sesame oil. Toss.
4. Mix cold noodles with chilled sauce.
5. Garnish with grated carrot, slivered scallion, and mung bean sprouts. (we rarely do the garnish anymore)

This is an old recipe from the N.Y. Times magazine section. Sometime in the mid-80's?

12 comments
July 20, 2019 3:39 PM - Partridge
BRAVO! Sounds great.
#1
July 20, 2019 3:41 PM - dibs
The mid-80s were great times!!!!




#2
July 20, 2019 7:27 PM - ij
Thanks for posting the ingredients in the order they are used in the recipe. Very, very uncommon!
#3
July 20, 2019 7:58 PM - dibs
Really?


#4
July 20, 2019 8:17 PM - ij
Also he didn't post a long personal story about the time his cousin visited and they were going to make these noodles, but then the cousin wanted to go on a tour of local stuff, and the noodles had to wait, but after eight paragraphs here's the recipe!
#5
July 20, 2019 8:39 PM - petebklyn
so the sesame paste is some chinese brand or can do use tahini?
#6
July 21, 2019 10:24 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
Yes, I use Sahadi Tahini.
#7
July 21, 2019 10:26 AM - dibs
Hi Cobble.


#8
July 21, 2019 10:47 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
Hi Dave.
#9
July 21, 2019 10:57 AM - BHI4
Cobble! 😘 Hope you are well!
#10
July 21, 2019 11:02 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
Hello BHI, All is well. Just hiding from the heat. How are *you*?

Making chicken salad, and cherry toms with basil & a bit of dressing, for dinner.
#11
July 21, 2019 11:28 AM - BHI4
Definitely too hot to cook.
#12