We are pleased to present our authentic “Cold Rice Noodles in Sesame Sauce” recipe for inclusion in upcoming Summer recipe features; a delicious dish with bold flavours that works perfectly as a unique addition to a sunny barbecue and easily transports for picnics in the park.
This is a versatile dish suited to vegetarians and vegans and for meat eaters the noodles work very well with the addition of shredded chicken. The recipe can also be adapted for coeliacs with the replacement of wheat-free soy sauce.
The recipe is inspired by the dish “Steamed Rice Noodle in Sesame Sauce” currently available at Murger HanHan in Mayfair (London’s first restaurant to offer authentic dishes from X’ian City). The restaurant dish slightly varies as it is made using a secret family recipe that has been passed down through generations of ancestors from the Shaanxi Province.
Cold Rice Noodles in Sesame Sauce
Inspired by “Steamed Rice Noodle in Sesame Sauce with Seasonal Vegetables (served cold)” available currently from Murger HanHanIngredients:
1 packet of rice noodles
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
7 tablespoons Chinese sesame paste
6 tablespoons of warm water
6 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons sesame oil
1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
1/2 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
1 cucumber, chopped to thin slice
1 small bag beansprouts
Cook the noodles, drizzle with vegetable oil and leave in a cool dry place until cooled.
In a small mixing bowl whisk the sesame paste and water until smooth.
To the sesame mixture add soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, cayenne pepper, sugar, and salt.
Mix again. Add the garlic to the sauce, stir well*
To serve toss the noodles with a few tablespoons of the sauce.
Top with the remaining sauce, cucumber and beansprouts**.
*Sauce can be made in advance and will develop in flavour
** The toppings can be added just before eating so transported separately if packing for a picnic.
About Murger HanHan:
Murger HanHan are specialists in regional Chinese cuisine from Xi’an City, Shaanxi Province, the home of the legendary Terracotta Warriors of the Qin Dynasty. The restaurant is in Mayfair, beautifully decorated, and around 3 minutes walk from Piccadilly Circus so very accessible. Generous portions and low prices make Murger Han exceptional value for money.
MurgerHanHan is the only restaurant in Europe that serves traditional drinks from Xi’an City such as Tsingtao No. 9 beer (named to indicate it needs to be served at 9 degrees), Ice Peak Orange Soda (classic childhood drink from the region) and an unusual Xi’an rice wine that is served both warm and cold. It has a light floral flavour and lightly brewed so it is cloudy and low in alcohol (0.5%). The reason it has a floral taste is said to be because the Emperor had a lover who used to wear this specific flower (Osmanthus) in her hair so symbolises his love to her.
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