Thursday, October 8, 2009

Spicy Garlic Noodles

I absolutely love the flavor of these yummy noodles! They are so easy to make, and you can find all the necessary ingredients in most grocery stores (you can always visit an Asian specialty store for lower prices and better selection). I usually serve this as a side dish, but you can throw in a protein like chicken or shrimp to transform it into an entree. You can also easily adjust the heat by adding more or less sri cha. Delicious!
2 bunches Vietnamese rice noodles (cellophane noodles work too)
1 tbsp. sri cha
2 tbsp. rice vinegar
3 tbsp. soy sauce
3 green onions, chopped
6 cups of hot water
drizzle of sesame oil
1 tbsp. vegetable oil

In a medium bowl, soak noodles in hot water for five minutes or until softened. Dry them thoroughly on a paper towel. Heat vegetable oil in a wok or frying pan over medium-high heat. Add noodles, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sri cha and sesame oil and fry until noodles darken (2-3 minutes). Toss with green onions and serve.


Anonymous said...

This sounds good. What other ingredients have you tried adding to this? I'm thinking ginger or tiny shrimp...

Love Asian noodle dishes. Thanks!

Author said...

I've only made it a few times and have done tofu, marinated chicken, different peppers and mushrooms...I think you could add just about anything! Ginger and shrimp sound fantastic!