Noodles in Sesame-Soy Sauce

It tastes like something you might eat at a Chinese Restaurant but it's pretty healthy. Eat it as a side dish or appetizer.After making a few slight changes to this dish to make it better suit my families taste I choose to rate this as 5 stars. First, I had used up all the rice noodles a few days earlier and had forgot to get more at the grocery so I used spaghetti noodles. Second, I left out the cucumber because I didn't think the texture of the cucumber would blend well with the spaghetti. And third, I more a little more of the sauce and used rice wine vinegar. It was super good this way. I will be making it again and again. Normally with all the changes I made I would not rate with 5 stars, but I would never have come up with this on my own so Ill gladly give to the 5 star credit for the idea. Thank you so much for a great Asian side dish.This was an okay dish for me too. I found the amount of cucumbers a little excessive. I had put in some sweet chili sauce probably about 2 tsps. for some extra flavor. It just seemed to be missing something but I am not sure what. I had used Japanese Somen Noodles. I totally forgot the sesame seeds on top....oooopps.. I served this dish cold. My DD's BF enjoyed this dish as I did but as I say it was just missing a little something. DD thought it tasted too much of cucumbers. I will try making this again but with some tweaks. Thanks for the recipe post.This really does taste like something you might get in a restaurant. I subbed Bragg Liquid Aminos for the soy sauce to lower the sodium. I omitted the sugar and used rice vinegar instead of white. I sliced the cucumbers very thin with a veggie peeler and used flat rice noodles. I added a clove of crushed garlic to the sauce and topped the whole thing with copious amounts of fresh chopped cilantro. I served the dish cool with optional sri racha sauce and a side of fried tofu. Everybody said they liked the sesame seeds. The next day I had some cold leftovers topped with crushed peanuts. This is a very versatile dish that is easy to tweak to your taste. It is very refreshing for summer, and I will make it again. Made for Veggie Swap 13.

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  • Prep
    10 mins
  • Cook
    15 mins
  • Serve in
    25 mins


  •   4 tablespoons soy sauce
  •   1 -2 tablespoon dark sesame oil
  •   1 teaspoon sugar
  •   2 teaspoons white vinegar
  •   2 cucumbers, peeled and julienned
  •   3 cups vermicelli or 3 cups rice noodles, cooked
  •   6 scallions, chopped
  •   2 tablespoons sesame seeds


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