Sesame Spinach Noodles
Yield: 4-5 servings
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 25 minutes
One of our favorite places for all you can eat hotpot in the Bay Area is called Shabuya.
In addition to unlimited thin cut meats and seafood, they always had unlimited servings
of different kinds of noodles. I loved choosing the vibrant green spinach noodles.
Somehow it seems healthier and makes me feel less guilty for eating a lot. 😂
I wanted to try making the spinach noodles from scratch at home and tossed it with a spicy sesame sauce. Here are some of my notes:
NoodlesYou can use any type of noodles you like. I made my own noodles from scratch following my recipe from Hakka Board Noodles and replaced the plain water with blended and strained spinach water. I used my kitchenaid mixer and fettucine attachment to make the noodles. If you don't have one, you can mix it by hand. After letting the dough rest for 30 minutes, flatten it with a rolling pin and cut it into long strands.
ProteinI chose to use ground chicken this time, typically ground pork is used in Dan Dan Sesame noodles. You can also use tofu instead.
Sesame SauceI used Tahini which is a thick sesame paste. You can purchase Tahini from most supermarkets. Alternatively, you can use chunky peanut butter.
Sichuan PeppercornsThis numbing spice is what makes this sesame sauce so addictive! I was able to find the spices at Whole Foods. I toasted the spices in a small pan and added it to the sauce.
- See the Hakka Board Noodles recipe for the ingredients list (you can substitute with your favorite pre-packaged noodles, which reduces prep time to 15 minutes)
Soy Sauce Chicken
- 1 lb of ground chicken or pork
- 1 bulb of shallot (thinly sliced)
- 2 tbsp of soy sauce
- 2 tbsp of dark soy sauce
- 1 tbsp of oyster sauce
- 1 tbsp of sesame oil
- 1 tsp of sugar
- 1/4 cup of water
- 1/2 tbsp of toasted Sichuan peppercorns with 1/2 tbsp oil
- 2 tbsp red chili oil of your choice, or mix 1/2 tbsp red chili flakes with 2 tbsp hot oil
- 1/4 cup hot water
- 4 tbsp tahini or chunky peanut butter
- 3 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 tbsp black vinegar
- 1 tsp sugar
- Cucumber slices
- Sliced green onions