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Szechuan Cold Noodles
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Szechuan style cold noodle salad
Course: staple
Cuisine: Sichuan
Keyword: Cold Noodles
Servings: 2 serving
Calories: 150 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 2 serving egg noodles or Alkaline noodles
  • 1/2 English cucumber ,peeled and shredded (You can use bean sprout too)
  • 1/2 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 3 tsp. sugar
  • 2 tsp. vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp. sesame paste
  • a small pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp. light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. Szechuan style chili oil + a slightly more for drizzling ,or as needed
  • 1 garlic cloves ,smashed and finely chopped
  • chopped scallion for garnishing
  • smashed toasted peanuts for garnishing
If fresh noodle is used
  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 1/2 tablespoon f 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.
If dried noodle is used
  1. Cook the noodles according to the instruction on the package. I recommend you only cook the noodles about until 80% cooked.
Assemble the noodles
  1. When the noodles are completely cooled down, add shredded cucumber and all the other seasonings. Mix well and serve cold.
  2. Drizzle some chili oil on top, garnish green onion and roasted peanuts.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

You can add more Sichuan peppercorn oil to strong the numbing feeling.

Nutrition Facts
Szechuan Cold Noodles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 150 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Sodium 416mg 17%
Potassium 110mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
Sugars 8g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 1.6%
Vitamin C 3.1%
Calcium 1.7%
Iron 3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.