Cold Sesame Noodles

Cold Sesame Noodles

Cold Sesame Noodles

A nice cool watery meal on a summer day. This recipe is versatile. You can substitute multigrain noodles with different kinds of noodles like soba noodles, udon noodles, spaghetti, egg noodles, green noodles. You can use many other kinds of leafy vegetables (i.e. lettuce, kale, cabbage, spinach) other than I used here as well.

Serves 2

1 medium carrot
2 cups beans sprouts
1 small cucumber
3 cups chopped bok choy
5 oz multigrain noodles
4 T roasted peanuts

for dressing:
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 Tbsp tahini
2 T toasted sesame seeds
1 Tbs grated ginger
1 T maple syrup or honey or agave
2 T balsamic vinegar or rice vinegar
1/2 t chile paste or pinch of cayenne pepper or hot sesame oil
1/4 cup water

  1. Shred carrot. Cut cucumber in matchsticks. Cut bok choy stems in matchsticks, chop the leafy part.
  2. Cook noodles al dente, cool them under running water.
  3. Mix all the ingredients for the dressing well.
  4. Put noodles and vegetables in a big bowl. Pour the dressing over noodles and vegetables. Mix.
  5. Divide the noodles-vegetables mix into 2 bowls. Sprinkle peanuts over them.

Sunday’s Menu 10/14

Green Goddess

Breakfast: Coffee, Green Goddess Shake

Tea at Mosholu Golf Course: Almond Cookies, Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers, Nuts, Peppermint Tea

Dinner at Mee Noodles: Cold Sesame Noodles, Tofu and Eggplant with Garlic Sauce, Brown Rice—it has been for a while since I went there last time. Food was good, plenty, and reliable.

Cold Sesame Noodles

Tofu & Eggplant with Garlic Sauce


Thursday’s Menu 8/30

Green Goddess

Breakfast: Coffee, Green Goddess Shake

Lunch on the Park: Spinach Kunish, Iced Black Coffee

Dinner: Cold Sesame Noodles, Braised Tofu

Snack: a packet of Garibaldi (raison biscuits)—my weakness of the week

Kunish on the Park

Sesame Noodles with Braised Tofu



Friday’s Menu 8/24

Very Berry Milk Shake

Breakfast: Coffee, Mixed Berry Soy Milk Shake

Lunch: Cold Sesame Noodles with Cucumber and Seaweed, Boiled Spinach with Sesame Dressing, Rice Pudding with Berries

Dinner: Cold Sesame Noodles with Cucumber and Seaweed, Pot Stickers, Mustard Leaf Dumplings—I bought a new kind of vegetarian pot stickers at May Wah. These pot stickers contains vegetarian meat and lots of spices, and I didn’t like them as much as the other vegetarian dumplings I always buy. I will stick to the Mustard Leaf Dumplings now on.

Sesame Lunch

Rice Pudding with Berries


Dumpling Dinner



Wednesday’s Menu 8/8

Very Berry Milk Shake

Breakfast: Coffee, MIxed Berry Almond Milk Shake

Lunch: Cold Sesame Noodles, Lentil Burger with Tomato and Pickled Onion

Dinner at L’ybane: Moussaka, Baba Ganoush, Grilled Asparagus, Iced Mint Tea—their choice of music while we were there was unbearable and too loud. Otherwise, it’s a charming wine bar with a few good vegetarian friendly appetizers in middle of Times Square.

Snacks: Crackers and Nuts

Cold Sesame Noodles, Lentil Burger

Vegetarian Appetizers at L’ybane

Crackers & Nuts


Tuesday’s Menu 8/7

Tropical Shake

Breakfast: Tropical Shake, Iced Coffee

Snack: Nathan’s French fries, Crackers and Nuts—who thought a bunch of fried food and roller coasters are a good combination? If you go to Coney Island, one must eat at Nathan’s no matter what, right? After getting involved in multiple bumper car accidents, my head was spinning. I had to rest in a cool dark room for the rest of the day.

Dinner: Cold Sesame Noodles (again), Lemon Date Balls

French Fries

Crackers & Nuts


Cold Sesame Noodles

Lemon Date Balls

Monday’s Menu 8/6

Mixed Berry Shake

Breakfast: Coffee, Mixed Berry Shake

Dim Sum Lunch at Buddha Bodai with families: BBQ Pork, Watercress Dumplings, Rice Shumai, Cantonese Dumplings, Shrimp Dumplings, Tofu Rolls, Spring Rolls, BBQ Pork Fried Rice, Vegetarian Steam Buns, Coconut Mochi

Dinner: Cold Sesame Noodles (soba noodles, sesame seeds, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sugar, hot sesame oil, green bell pepper, pickled carrots, tomato, nori, peanuts), Cherries

Spring Rolls and BBQ Pork

dim sum

dim sum

Cold Sesame Noodles, Cherries