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cold sesame noodles|chinasichuanfood.com
Cold Sesame Noodles
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Easy and yummy Chinese cold noodles dish with sesame paste. Also known as Sesame cold noodles.
Course: staple
Cuisine: Sichuan
Keyword: noodles, Sesame
Servings: 3
Calories: 987 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 500 g fresh noodles for 3 servings
Sesame sauce
  • 3 tbsp. sesame paste
  • 5 tbsp. cold water
  • 1 tbsp. light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tbsp. black vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. sesame oil
For each serving
  1. Tune the sesame paste texture: slightly add light soy sauce, sesame oil, salt and cold water in sesame paste. Stir to combine well. The sesame paste should be running but not thin.
Cook the noodles
  1. Set up a steamer with enough water and bring to a boiling.
  2. Spread noodles on a steamer and then steam for 4-5 minutes. Then add a small pinch of salt in the water and then transfer the noodles in the water. Heat until the water boils again.
  3. Transfer out and add ½ tablespoon of oil immediately (This will help to avoid the noodles being sticky with each other). Stir to mix well. Use chopsticks to stir the noodles up repeatedly to help the noodles cool down quickly. In hot days, you can even resort to an electric fan.

Assemble the noodles by each serving (we can make 3 this time)
  1. Mix with all the other serving ingredients. Garnish some chopped scallion, coriander, Zha cai, chili oil, freshly ground Sichuan peppercorn and toasted peanuts.
Recipe Notes

You can cook the noodles in one batch. But seasonings should be mixed just before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Cold Sesame Noodles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 987 Calories from Fat 441
% Daily Value*
Fat 49g75%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Sodium 4592mg200%
Potassium 456mg13%
Carbohydrates 115g38%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 97mg10%
Iron 8.4mg47%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.