Noodles are an integral part of Chinese cuisine. Noodles symbolize longevity, therefore a must eat on Chinese New Year’s day and birthdays. Asian stores even sell “longevity noodles” around this time of the year, they come coiled in a big bundle, it is considered unlucky to cut up a strand . Anyway, this ginger scallion noodles recipe adapted from here is made with ramen noodles, i bought the non deep-fried, vegan version from the Asian store. You can also use regular ramen noodles and discard the seasoning mix that comes along or any other noodles of your choice. These noodles burst with fresh flavors from ginger and scallions , don’t you just want to dive into the bowl in the picture? The good news is, it can be put together in a flash, make this on Friday and enjoy a long, happy life:)
10 oz noodles
1 tablespoon oil (i used vegetable oil)
1 large bunch green onions, white and green parts sliced
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
2 tablespoons minced ginger
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
1 teaspoon rice vinegar
2 teaspoons soy sauce or tamari
1 teaspoon red chili flakes
1. Cook noodles according to package instructions, drain and set aside.
2. Heat oil in a large pan and when its hot, add green onions, ginger, garlic and cilantro. Stir the ingredients for a minute in oil and remove pan from heat.
3. Add sesame oil, soy sauce, red chili flakes, vinegar and salt to the pan. Mix well and let it sit for 10 minutes.
4. Toss with cooked noodles and serve hot.