Perfect Asian sesame noodles

Perfect Asian Sesame Noodles | Something New For Dinner

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These very simple but delicious noodles are tossed in ginger, garlic, cilantro, rice vinegar and toasted sesame seed oil. Perfect!


  • 2 T toasted sesame seed oil
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/8 cup ginger, finely chopped — about a 2″ x 1″ piece
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar, preferably brown
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1 T Chinese hot chile oil, to taste
  • 1 T sugar
  • 1 pound capillini
  • 4 stalks green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • Optional: shredded chicken, shrimp, chopped roasted peanuts, julienned snow peas and red peppers


  1. Combine the sesame seed oil and canola oil in a pan. Bring oil to medium heat and sauté ginger and garlic, stirring frequently and taking care not to brown. Cook for a couple minutes until soft and slightly yellow.
  2. Add vinegar, soy sauce, Chinese hot oil and sugar. Stir and boil for a few seconds to dissolve sugar and remove from heat.
  3. Cook capellini per packaged instructions. Drain and shake the noodles to remove water. Immediately toss with seasoned oils. Toss until noodles are all well coated and not sticking together. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Noodles are even better if made a day in advance, but go ahead and eat them right away.
  4. Before serving add chopped cilantro and green onions and any optional ingredients. Toss again. Serve cold or room temperature.

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