We love these Asian Noodles with Chinese food, but they are really good with other foods as well. You can have them hot in the winter and cold in the summer. Very versatile and tasty. They are lightly dressed so their flavor is not overwhelming.
I like to make Asian food and usually, it’s fried rice as a side dish. But, you know, rice can get boring. When I made my Air Fryer Lemon Chicken, I wanted something different. Noodles are a great choice.
Most Asian noodle recipes call for chili oil or sriracha. My noodles are a little different because I like to put Aleppo pepper in mine instead of chili oil or chili flakes. I like the slightly smoky flavor of Aleppo pepper, and in reality, I put that spice in a lot of foods.
This is a great dish to put leftover vegetables or little bits of vegetables you have in your vegetable drawer. I happened to have broccoli, but you could put cabbage, green beans, peas, or whatever vegetable you like. It should be a vegetable that can be cooked to tender-soft, not completely soft as it has to be tossed around with the pasta.
For pasta, you could use just about anything. I used linguine because I had it on hand, but it would be just as good with spaghetti or fettuccine, even egg noodles would be fine. If you have children that like whimsical shapes, bow ties or wagon wheels would be fun. As long as it can be tossed, it’s fine.
Sesame Oil for Asian Noodles
Please don’t get confused with sesame oil. The sesame oil you want for this and other Asian dishes is toasted and is in the Asian section of your supermarket. There are several brands available. More about sesame oil.
- 1 pound Linguini, uncooked
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon Allepo Pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
- 1 cup broccoli florets
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, for garnish
- 1/2 teaspoon Allepo Pepper, for garnish
- Mix the soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, ground ginger, Aleppo pepper, garlic powder, and black pepper together in a bowl until combined. Set aside.
- Put the pasta in a large pot with salted water. Have ready a steamer insert that can sit on the pot. Put the broccoli in the steamer and set it aside.
- Bring the pasta to a boil and boil until it is almost al dente, then steam the broccoli until it is tender-soft.
- Put the broccoli in a large bowl, drain the pasta, and add it to the bowl. Pour the sauce over and toss all together. Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.