These Lo Mein Noodles are a delicious, quick and easy side. Try to source out fresh lo mein noodles. Chinese noodles have a wonderful chewy texture that is addicting and completely different from traditional pasta. I serve this side hot, warm and cold. The noodles are amazing as a pasta salad.
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- 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil plus additional for the noodles
- 3 tablespoons best-quality soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons Asian chili-garlic sauce
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 (2-inch) piece of ginger, peeled and grated on a microplane
- 2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
- 2 cloves garlic, grated on a microplane
- 1 pound fresh lo mein noodles or regular fresh pasta (usually found in Asian grocery stores)
- ½ cup thinly sliced scallions
- ½ cup grated carrots
- 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
1. Whisk the sauce ingredients together until emulsified.
2. Cook the lo mein in salted boiling water until cooked through. Drain and toss with a little sesame oil while still warm.
3. Pour the sauce over the noodles and arrange on a platter. Top the noodles with the scallions, carrots and sesame seeds.
Recipe originally published in JOY of KOSHER with Jamie Geller Magazine Winter 2013 SUBSCRIBE NOW