Chinese Cold Sesame Noodles

This is a cold noodle dish consisting of vegetables (usually bean sprouts or cucumber) and pasta (I love to use spaghetti) topped with sesame sauce. It is unbelievably easy to prepare and tastes very good.

  • 150 g Spaghetti or egg noodles
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • Water
  • 1 tbsp Cooked oil
  • 80 g Cucumber
  • 80 g Carrot
  • 50 g Arugula
  • 1/2 Crisp apple
  • 1 stalk Spring onion
  • 1 handful Peanuts
  1. Add enough water to fill 3/4 of a pot and bring to a rapid boil. Add in salt. Put in the noddles and cook until al dente, about 7 minutes. Rinse under the running cold water quickly and drain. Put the noodles and cooked oil in a large mixing bowl and toss until the noodles are well coated. Combine all the ingredients for the dressing in a bowl.

  2. Thinly shred the cucumber, carrot, apple and spring onion. Rinse the arugula, drain and pat them dry. Crush the peanuts lightly. Spoon the dressing over and toss to mix. To serve, arrange the shredded vegetables over the noodles and garnish with crushed peanuts.


KennyT 2/12/09 00:12

Cool! You are using spaghetti, hahahaha. I'll try this one.

girlichef 2/12/09 00:27

Oh, this is absolutely gorgeous :D

kothiyavunu 2/12/09 00:28

Looks and sounds yummy.:)

Mari @ Once Upon a Plate 2/12/09 01:21

Angie, this looks fabulous! Beautiful photos, too, as always! Nice job. :)

Anncoo 2/12/09 02:16

What a great combo :D You're so creative, Angie.
You'll have my vote :)

munchcrunchandsuch 2/12/09 02:19

me too..i love spaghetti..this dish looks super gud angie..very different

Bob 2/12/09 02:36

Sounds wicked good, I love cold sesame noodles. I'll have to try this, I haven't found a good recipe yet.

Fresh Local and Best 2/12/09 02:59

I like the sauce for these noodles! It's been a while since I've seen a recipe that called for Maggi sauce, something I grew up on.

Ju (The Little Teochew) 2/12/09 03:40

The sauce is a winner! I can drink that and be happy!

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ 2/12/09 03:50

This looks wonderful Angie! I really love that tasty sauce!

5 Star Foodie 2/12/09 03:55

The sesame sauce sounds amazing! This is bookmarked!

Tina 2/12/09 05:30

Superb and delicious...

Priya 2/12/09 09:32

Woww noodles makes me hungey, sesame sauce sounds excellent!!

Ivy 2/12/09 09:47

Is sesame paste like tahini? Very interesting pasta dish.

Happy cook 2/12/09 09:54

Wow looks so so delicous. I am sure bookmarking this too.

zurin 2/12/09 10:38

This looks soo good and slurpy! a must try for me :))

Katy ~ 2/12/09 10:52

This is so appealing and tempting! Oh my, does it ever look DELICIOUS!

♥peachkins♥ 2/12/09 11:44

I love noodles and sesame but never tried cold noodles before. looks delish!

Palidor 2/12/09 12:43

What yummy, peanuty pasta! Is peanuty a word? Well, it is now!

Velva 2/12/09 15:23

Angie, served with a crisp white wine, this cold noodle salad would be perfect for a weeknight dinner. I really like this recipe.

doggybloggy 2/12/09 16:54

one of my favorite summertime dishes and you made a remarkable version!

A Full-Timed Housefly 2/12/09 17:44

This is so appetizing and makes you want more.... nice color combination....sesame sauce is so good with almost everything !

Sarah 2/12/09 17:57

Yum, yum, yum! Souds sooooo good!

Gulmohar 2/12/09 19:35

Wow.Awesome.....what else I could say?

3 hungry tummies 2/12/09 23:39

A perfect dish for our very hot summer!!

Thom 3/12/09 00:39

You always have the best recipes on your blog! And, they are presented in a first-class manner.
Your photography is excellent and very professional looking.

Elin 3/12/09 03:09

Whoa...that is so mouth watering, Angie. Thanks for this creative sesame noodles. I want to make this:) hey btw I have posted up a oat base mini pizza from my new book Oat Delicieux for u :)) Check it out when you have the time :))

Divina Pe 3/12/09 13:38

Look at the dressing, they're so full of flavor and the noodle dish is just gorgeous and mouth watering. That's really nice Angie.

Cheah 3/12/09 14:19

This dish sure looks appetising, you're a great creator of food! Good combination.

Dodol & Mochi 3/12/09 15:19

Hmm ... I've not tried making 涼麵 before ... probably because I didn't grow up with it ... It's our Chinese version of pasta salad anyway LOL! Will try both 涼麵 & 涼拌 soon! =)


Erica 3/12/09 23:10

My husband loves Chinese cold noodles! Thank you for the recipe, I am going to try those for sure :)

Selba 4/12/09 04:43

Seriously, I really want to try this noodles cooking... looks so delicious! But I don't think I can get all the ingredients.

theUngourmet 4/12/09 07:06

I love your sesame sauce! What a wonderful dish!

pigpigscorner 4/12/09 13:11

I love the dressing! Looks and sounds so delicious!

Claudia 4/12/09 16:50

This is one of my favorite all-time dishes and nobody in Minnesota makes it. I am always looking for new ones to try. This looks perfect! Thank-You!

Jo 5/12/09 09:42

Angie, this looks so, so good. I'm definitely going to give this a try soon.

Spoon and Chopsticks 14/8/10 08:28

This certainly looks delicious. Maybe good for summer?

Thanks for your comment on my blog. I found some really interesting posts on your blog.


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