Easy Asian #06 – Noodles

easy-asian Cold Szechuan Noodles and Shredded Vegetables

Makes 8 servings

Shopping List:

  • 450 gr or 16 ounces dried soba noodles
  • 60 ml or ¼ cup light soy sauce
  • 60 ml or ¼ cup sesame oil
  • 15 ml or 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 10 gr or 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 3 ml or ½ teaspoon chili oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 100 gr or 1 cup chopped green onions
  • 2 carrots, julienned


  1. In a large stockpot, cook pasta in boiling salted water until al dente.
  2. Rinse with cool water; drain well.
  3. In a small bowl mix together 3 tablespoons light soy sauce, 3 tablespoons sesame oil, vinegar, sugar and Chili oil.
  4. Using tongs, toss noodles with sauce to coat well.
  5. Marinate in a covered bowl for 6 hours, or up to 24 hours, tossing occasionally.
  6. Bring marinated noodles to room temperature.
  7. Mix the remaining 1 tablespoon each of light soy sauce and oil and pour over the noodles.
  8. Three hours before serving stir in sweet red peppers, two-thirds of the green onions, and half of the grated carrots.
  9. To serve, mound the noodles on a serving platter and sprinkle with the remaining green onions and carrots.

Note 1: The beauty of this salad is that it will wait for you. It makes such a pretty dish on the table. The Soba buckwheat noodles are worth a trip to the Asian grocery store. Serve with salad tongs and try adding a horizontally sliced scallion for an eye catching garnish.

Note 2: I think its very important that you follow the recipe. If you substitute the main ingredient in this recipe which is the Soba noodles with regular spaghetti noodles, you are making a totally different dish. [You can tweak the recipe the second time around.] Soba is a gray buckwheat noodle that has a very different taste than rice noodles or regular spaghetti noodles.

japanese-noodlesENJOY !

Amount Per Serving
Calories: 277
Total Fat 7.6g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 355mg
Total Carbohydrates 47.1g
Dietary Fiber 1.1g
Protein 9.5g

Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve and Lap-band persons can eat only half a serving max !

PDF of this recipe: 20130314-Cold-Szechuan-Noodles-Shredded-Vegetables