While going down the rabbit hole of food videos on YouTube, I stumbled upon a video by Buzzfeed Tasty, where a chef showed viewers how to make three kinds of noodles: one-minute noodles, one-hour noodles, and one-day noodles. The first one caught my eye, not only because it was easy to make, but because it was perfect for someone as lazy as me. The recipe? Asian Cold Noodles.
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The internet is a melting pot of recipes and food videos, and I've been guilty one too many times of getting sucked in. While the downside is losing sleep, the upside is that I find inspiration for the next dish to make. And the easier it is to do, the better. Especially for someone as lazy as me. ? —— This Cold Noodle recipe was inspired by the 1-minute noodle recipe in @buzzfeedtasty. Their version was really sour (imagine, a 1:2 ratio of black vinegar to soy sauce? Wild), so I adjusted it for a milder, more umami take. —— Ideally, it's best to use Japanese noodles for this, but since all I had was a bowl of Angel Hair Pasta sitting in the fridge, I used that for this dish. ? Works the same way too, so we're good. . . . ? Cold Noodles ? —— Ingredients: ✔️ 250g of @sanremoph Angel Hair Pasta ✔️ Pinch of Salt ✔️ 1 tsp of @donaelenacuisineraclub Olive Oil ✔️ 3 Tbsp of Chinese Black Vinegar ✔️ 1 tsp of Sesame Oil ✔️ 1/2 cup of @kikkomanusa Soy Sauce ✔️ 2 Tbsp of Brown Sugar ✔️ 1 Tbsp Mirin (Japanese Rice Wine) ✔️ 4 cloves of Garlic, minced ✔️ Spring Onions, chopped ✔️ Chili Oil (optional) —— Procedures: 1️⃣ Get a pot of water boiling over medium heat. Add in your salt and olive oil, and mix until combined. 2️⃣ Add in your pasta, stir, and let it cook for about 4 minutes for an al dente texture, or until you get your desired softness. 3️⃣ Drain, and let the noodles cool down. Refrigerate for about 3 hours or overnight. 4️⃣ In a bowl, add in your soy sauce, black vinegar, sesame oil, brown sugar, Mirin, and garlic. Add chili oil if you want it spicy. Mix until well-combined, and sugar is dissolved. 5️⃣ Place your noodles in a bowl, scoop in some sauce, and garnish with spring onions. Enjoy! . . . #friedandprejudice #quarantineeats #cookingwithfriedandprejudice #quarantinefood #recipes #easyrecipes #vegetarian #welovetoeatph #wlteplus #seemslegeat #discovermnl #dmfoodseries #wheninmanila #wimyummy #letseatpare #tastyvegetarian #buzzfeedtasty #lovelocal
Although the recipe called for a 1:2 ratio of black vinegar to soy sauce, I found it too sour for my liking. With a few adjustments, I was then able to come up with a tamer version that I really enjoyed.
While it is best to use Japanese soba noodles for this or even those thin Chinese egg noodles, I used angel hair pasta because it was what we had in the pantry at that time. If you end up with more sauce, by the way, you can always store it in the fridge for late-night cravings (plus, it doubles as a tasty gyoza dipping sauce).
Asian Cold Noodles Recipe
- 250g of angel hair pasta
- A pinch of salt
- 1 tsp of olive oil
- 3 tbsp of Chinese black vinegar
- 1 tsp of sesame oil
- 1/2 cup of soy sauce
- 2 tbsp of brown sugar
- 1 tbsp mirin (Japanese rice wine)
- 4 cloves of garlic, minced
- Spring onions, chopped
- Chili oil (optional)
- Boil some water, and add your salt and olive oil into it. Mix until combined.
- Add your pasta, stir, and let it cook for about 4 minutes to make it al dente. You can also cook it longer, depending on how firm you like your noodles.
- Drain and let the noodles cool down. Refrigerate for about 3 hours or overnight.
- In a bowl, add your soy sauce, black vinegar, sesame oil, brown sugar, Mirin, and garlic. Add chili oil if you want it spicy. Mix until well-combined and your sugar is dissolved.
- Place your noodles in a bowl, scoop in some sauce, and garnish with spring onions. Enjoy!
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