Liang Mian (Taiwanese Cold Noodles)

Posted by Jimmy | | Posted on 9:55 PM

Today, I decided to dig down into my Taiwanese roots and cook a Liang Mian.  Liang Mian is a noodle dish served cold.  Since it's a cold dish, it's great for picnics on a warm summer day. 

If you love sesame and peanut butter, you'll love this deliciously refreshing dish that walks the line of sweet and salty while giving you the crunch of fresh vegetables.

Here's what I used:
1/4 cup Sesame Paste
2 Tbsp Peanut Butter
2 Tsp Sesame Oil
2 Tbsp Rice Vinegar
1/4 cup Chicken Broth
1/4 cup Soy Sauce
2 Cloves of Crushed Garlic
2 Tbsp Sugar

1 16 oz package of fresh Shanghai noodles 
1 Cucumber
1 Carrot
Toasted Sesame Seeds for Garnish

Combine the first 8 ingredients and mix well for the sauce. 

Cook the fresh noodles for about 6 minutes and immediately shock in ice water to stop cooking.

I then took my julienne peeler that I got from Pampered Chef and began working on the cucumber and carrots.  The peeler worked beautifully as I got cucumber and carrot "noodles".  
Mix 4 tablespoons of sauce with 4 oz of noodles and pile on a plate.  Top with the cucumber and carrot "noodles" and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds.

One thing I love about Liang Mian is that it serves as a great main dish or a side dish.  Pair it with Grilled shrimp, chicken or steak.  You can even scramble an egg to top it with.

I really hope you try this recipe.  Especially  if you love Asian flavors and want something quick and simple.  The Sesame and Peanut flavors with the chew of the Al Dente Noodle and the crunch of the fresh veggies really is delicious. -Jimmy                                                                                                                       

Comments (6)

delicious, jimmy! i'm going to try this soon!

Thanks hamper. Let me know how it turns out!

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I love liang mian! It's one of the best things to have when you are very hungry, and have very little time to eat.

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