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10-Minute Sesame Noodles (Ma Jiang Mian)
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Easy 10-Minute Sesame Noodles

These creamy sesame noodles are quick & easy to make and loaded with incredible flavors, making it the ultimate meal for the weekdays. Garnished with crisp vegetables, these Taiwanese cold noodles are truly a burst of flavor in every bite, ready to go in just 10 minutes using just a handful of ingredients. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Chinese, Taiwanese
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 445kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 oz (113g) wheat noodles
  • cucumber, cilantro, green onion, chili oil, soft-boiled egg, and/or crushed sesame seeds optional, for garnish

Sauce

  • 1 1/2 tbsp Chinese sesame paste (Zhi Ma Jiang)
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp rice vinegar or Chinese black vinegar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp sugar or honey
  • 2 tbsp hot water or to taste, preferably from boiling the noodles

Instructions

  • Cook noodles according to package instructions, reserving some of the hot water for the sauce. Drain and rinse the noodles under ice-cold water, carefully tossing them to cool evenly. Drain well and place in a bowl.
  • Combine all sauce ingredients in a bowl. Garnish the noodles with cucumber, cilantro, green onion, chili oil, and/or crushed sesame seeds, and pour the sauce on top. Mix well to combine and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Notes

Please feel free to be creative with the toppings! You can add any other fresh vegetables of choice, a soft-boiled egg, or even a sprinkle of crushed peanuts if you prefer an extra nutty flavor.
Although traditionally served cold, these noodles can also be served warm depending on preference. Both ways taste incredible, and the choice is all yours. 
If you are serving the noodles warm, please ensure they are prepared right before serving to maintain their texture. If they need to be prepared in advance, I recommend tossing them with a little bit of oil to prevent the noodles from sticking. 

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Nutrition

Calories: 445kcal