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    Spicy Sesame Noodles

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    Does the weather play a part in your meal planning?  I tend to gravitate towards stews or piping hot soupy meals when the weather turns a little chilly. However, there are days when the weather goes a little out of sort. Hot one day and rainy the next minute, making meal planning a little confusing. I also have to feed fussy eaters at home. Personally, I prefer my food steaming hot, not so much my husband and kids. So, I came up with this recipe that is equally delicious when served hot or cold. 

    Preparation for this meal cannot be simpler. All thanks to Mizkan‘s range of convenient ready-made sauces. I used their very versatile Sesame Sauce Paste Type to make my dressing for the noodles. The rich sesame flavour and aroma of the sauce perfectly complements the fresh and light ingredients used in this recipe. The sauce was a perfect balance of umami, savoury, creamy, with a hint of sweetness. It can also be used for a wide variety of recipes such as dipping sauces, and marinades. 

    Hardly any cooking is needed for this recipe, except for the eggs and noodles. The kid’s portion was made without sriracha and served with fresh ramen noodles. The husband and I had ours with soba noodles. It’ll go well with zucchini noodles as well!  

    The best part of dinner was the reactions of my husband and kids. My husband looked unimpressed at his bowl of meatless noodles. But when he took his first bite, all he could say was, “WOW!”. He had 2 servings that night. Melody who is the fussiest eater among the lot had 2 servings too. Which is extremely unusual. She was all smiles during dinner that evening. My youngest exclaimed,”Yummy noodles, mom! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Can you please make the same for the next 3 days?”. Lol!

    No nagging/fighting with the kids to finish up dinner that night. They slurped down their dinner like hungry little troupers. All thanks to Mizkan for their fabulous product range!  Here’s how to make this recipe.

    Mix together dashi stock (or vegetable stock if vegetarian), Mizkan Sesame Sauce Paste Type, sriracha, minced garlic, and grated ginger.

    Slice cucumber and carrots into match sticks, tomato into wedges, and chop spring onions.

    Season eggs with salt and black pepper. Then spread out the egg to cook on frying pan. Slice into thin strips. 

    Blanch noodles, drain, and toss with sauce to coat. Top with prepared ingredients. Serve garnished with toasted black sesame seeds and spring onions. Warm and cold preparation can be found in recipe card below.

    Spicy Sesame Noodles
    Serves 6
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    Ingredients
    1. 6 servings of fresh ramen noodles or soba noodles
    Noodle Sauce
    1. 250ml Mizkan Sesame Sauce Paste Type
    2. 1/2 cup dashi stock / vegetable stock
    3. 2-3 tbsp sriracha sauce or to taste
    4. 3 cloves garlic minced
    5. 1 tbsp grated ginger
    Toppings
    1. 4 eggs
    2. Salt and black pepper
    3. 1 large carrot, sliced into match sticks or shredded
    4. 1 japanese cucumber, sliced into match sticks or shredded
    5. 1 large tomato, cut into wedges
    Garnish
    1. 4 tsp toasted black sesame seeds
    2. Chopped spring onions
    Noodle Sauce
    1. In a bowl, mix all the ingredients together.
    2. If planning to serve cold, place the sauce in the chiller for use later.
    Egg topping
    1. Beat egg and season with salt and black pepper.
    2. Heat pan on medium heat with olive oil.
    3. Swirl egg around base of the pan to make an egg crepe.
    4. Flip and cook on both sides, then slice into thin strips.
    To serve warm/hot
    1. Blanch noodles for 2 minutes, drain, and transfer into serving bowl.
    2. Heat up sauce in microwave and pour over noodles.
    3. Toss to coat.
    4. Top with prepared toppings.
    5. Serve garnished with toasted black sesame seeds and spring onions.
    To serve cold
    1. Blanch noodles for 2 minutes, then transfer noodles into a bowl of ice water.
    2. Drain and transfer cold noodles on serving bowl.
    3. Pour chilled sauce over noodles.
    4. Toss to coat.
    5. Top with prepared toppings.
    6. Serve garnished with toasted black sesame seeds and spring onions.
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    This post is in collaboration with Mizkan Asia.

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