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Hot and Dry Noodles–Wuhan Noodles
Prep Time
2 hrs
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 15 mins
Hot and dry noodles (Wuhan noodles) is a famous Chinese hot sesame noodles
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Hot and Dry, noodles
Servings: 2
Calories: 770 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 200 g alkaline noodles , light yellow ones (either dried or fresh ones)
  • 2 tbsp. sesame oil
Garlic water
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp. warm water
Sesame paste
Serve with
  • pickled radish
  • green onion
  • sugar
  • vinegar optional
  • Chinese Chili oil I use my homemade version
  1. Cook the dried noodles for 4-5 minutes or fresh ones for 3-4 minutes. Transfer out and drain.
  2. Place the noodles to a clean operating board, add sesame oil and combine well. This process can cool down the noodles quickly and creating a chewy texture. Set aside to cool down completely.
Tune sesame paste
  1. In a large bowl, first mix 2 tablespoons of sesame paste with 1 tablespoon of sesame oil. Stir until well combined. And then add light soy sauce and dark soy sauce, continue stirring in one direction until well combined. Add around 4-5 tablespoons of warm water by three batches. Each time after adding water, stir in one direction until all the ingredients are well incorporated.
  2. Add Chinese five spice and a small pinch of salt based on personal taste. Combine well.
Other serving ingredients
  1. Mince green onion and chop the pickled radishes. You can also add smashed peanuts, pickled green beans or other toppings.
Garlic water
  1. Smashed 2 garlic cloves and then soak with warm water.
Assemble the noodles
  1. Bring water to boil in a large pot, and re-cook the noodles for around 10 -15 seconds until hot. Shake off extra water and transfer to serving bowl.
  2. Add around 2 tablespoons of tuned sesame paste mixture, 1/4 teaspoon vinegar (optional), 1 teaspoon garlic water, 1/8 teaspoon sugar and 2 teaspoons of chili oil. Top with green onion and pickled radish.
  3. Combine well before enjoying.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

As we do not add salt directly in the noodles, it is pre-added in sesame paste. However since soy sauce has salinity, only a small amount is needed.

You can boil a larger amount of noodles and cool down for later recipes.

Nutrition Facts
Hot and Dry Noodles–Wuhan Noodles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 770 Calories from Fat 432
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 48g 74%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Sodium 3839mg 160%
Potassium 266mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 72g 24%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 15g 30%
Vitamin C 3.9%
Calcium 5.9%
Iron 28.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.