I didn't have hot sesame oil so I used the regular toasted sesame oil I had on hand. The dish tasted a little bland to me so I added a few dashes of sriracha to it and it really made the difference. You definitely need that heat to take this dish to the next level.
Brothy Chinese Noodles
From EatingWell: January/February 2010
This dish was inspired by Chinese Dan Dan noodles—ground pork and noodles in a spicy broth. We use ground turkey and omit the traditional Sichuan peppercorns for convenience, but add hot sesame oil. Use toasted sesame oil instead if you want mild noodles.
32 Reviews for Brothy Chinese Noodles
This is a recipe that I will add to my "regular" list..VERY good taste, made me want more!
Loved this soup. Easy and fast to make, filling without being heavy and tasted like a soup I get at the noodle soup in town. And as a bonus, it's relatively inexpensive to make.
This is decent, it's not something you'll serve at your next dinner party-but its pretty comforting and homey. Didn't have the hot sesame oil-used red pepper flakes. Also garnished with some cilantro-I think without the cilantro it would be very very bland. I also added 2 chicken bouillon cubes.
This dish was delish! It was very Asian, and it tasted like something from a Chinese restaurant. I didn't have hot sesame oil like the poster below, so I too threw in some red chili flakes. I think it was an acceptable substitute.
In response to those who analyzed the recipe and found that it came out to 380 calories:
When I first plugged the ingredients into an online recipe analyzer, I found that the recipe had 400 calories and 22g fat. I absolutely would not make this recipe if that was the real information (50% fat?!), but I really wanted to try it. The database I checked used Chinese noodles that contain a high proportion of fat and little protein.
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