This is how you make Taiwanese street food.
I know because I got a subscription to Universal Yums for my birthday. Each month, I get a box of snacks from a different country along with a fact book about the country.
This month’s booklet included this recipe, which is quick and very easy to make. And it tastes perfect on a hot, muggy night in August.
Here’s the recipe:
Cold Taiwanese Sesame Noodles with Peanut Sauce
- Peanut butter (or sesame paste), 1/4 cup
- Soy sauce, 2 tbsp.
- Rice wine vinegar, 2 tbsp.
- Sugar, 1 1/2 tbsp.
- Garlic, 3 cloves finely minced
- Ground ginger, 1 1/2 tbsp.
- Water, warm, about 1/4 cup
- Asian wheat noodles, like udon or soba
- Sesame seeds for garnish (optional)
- Spicy scallion stick (optional)
- Cucumber slices (optional)
- Raw carrot cut into thin matchsticks (optional)
- Shredded chicken (optional)
- Step 1 Combine peanut butter (or sesame paste), soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, garlic, ginger, and warm water in a bowl. Set aside.
- Step 2 Cook noodles according to package directions. Then drain and rinse under cold water. Mix in optional ingredients and then the sauce and stir well.