Chinese Cold Noodle (Serves 4-5 people)

Chilled noodles are a popular summer dish in China as well as in neighboring Japan. This dish is easy and quick to prepare. To serve noodles “al dente,” just use them straight out of the package; otherwise slit open a package of Wan Hua Foods Inc. Yakisoba Noodles, separate out a 1 pound portion and microwave for 3 minutes and then store in refrigerator until chilled. Then combine the sauce and you have an almost instantaneous meal!

1 lb Wan Hua Foods Yakisoba Noodles
1 cup cucumber, julienned
1/3 cup carrots, julienned
1 stalk green onions, julienned
Sauce Ingredients:
2 tbsp very finely chopped ginger root
1 tbsp very finely chopped garlic
1 tbsp sesame paste
1 tbsp peanut butter
1 tsp peanut oil or cooking oil
3 tbsp black soy sauce
2 tsp sugar
2 tsp black rice vinegar
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp chili oil
1) Combine all sauce ingredients in a bowl, mixing well.

2) Add the Yakisoba noodles and stir to coat noodles with sauce.

3) Add cucumbers and carrots and carefully mix with chopsticks.

4) Divide among 4 bowls and sprinkle each with a little green onion.