Ok, so today was a noodle kind of day. This is one of my favorite recipes for quick and tasty Asian food. I don’t need any meat to make this dish, which means most of the ingredients are non-perishable magic I can just find in my pantry when I don’t feel like shopping! Tell me that doesn’t put a smile on your face. <3
Honey Garlic Scallion Noodles
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup mirin
3 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tbsp crushed red chili pepper
please add sesame oil and chili flakes to taste. I could put a gallon of this stuff in, so choose what’s right for your taste buds 🙂
1 teaspoon sesame seeds
4 cloves finely minced garlic
1/2 cup honey
1 handful sugar (to taste)
500g chow mein noodles
1 bunch green onions (scallions) chopped
1 tsp. finely ground ginger powder
1 lime (optional)
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
Bunch of cilantro
Start boiling a small pot of water. We’ll come back to it a little later, so keep an eye on it so that it doesn’t boil over!
Mince the garlic cloves, slice the green onion into small pieces, and chop two handfuls of cilantro.
In a bowl whisk together the soy sauce, mirin, sesame oil, crushed red pepper, honey, sugar, and ginger powder until evenly mixed.
Heat a wok with two tablespoons of oil and begin to saute the green onions and garlic.
Remember that boiling water on the stove from earlier? toss in about 500g of chow mein noodles and let it boil until slightly tender (usually 3 min or less).
Toss the cooked noodles into the wok with the green onion and garlic.
Pour the whisked mixture into the pan over a high heat and toss the noodles in it.
Let the mixture cook while stirring the noodles often. When the sauce as soaked into the noodle and has completely evaporated, you’ll know your noodles are done!
Serve up the noodles in bowls and top with chopped cilantro, sesame seeds and a little squeeze of lime on top. Yum!