Cold Sesame Ginger Noodles

Cold Sesame Ginger Noodles

Using pantry-ready items, our Asian-inspired Cold Sesame Ginger Noodles are a family favorite whether you're five or fifty-five!

Whether you’re five or fifty-five, you’ll love these chilled, flavor-filled noodles that are simple to make and utilize items every Asian-cuisine lover should have in their pantry. Be sure to keep the sesame oil and tahini refrigerated as they turn rancid easily. Also, before preparing, stir the tahini thoroughly until well blended.

PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 6 minutes


  • 1 pound Chinese egg noodles, spaghetti or linguini
  • 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 6 tablespoons sesame paste (tahini) or peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup water, plus more if needed
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar or white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 scallion (both white and green parts), thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 inches of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped (1 tablespoon)
  • Chinese chili oil (optional)


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add the noodles, and cook until just barely tender, 5 to 6 minutes, or according to the package instructions. Drain well. Toss them with the sesame oil to coat. Cover and refrigerate.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, thin the sesame paste by stirring enough water into the paste to achieve the consistency of thick cream. Whisk together the vinegar, soy sauce, and sugar. Add the mixture to the sesame paste. Stir in the garlic, three quarters of the scallion, and the ginger.
  3. Just before serving, toss the chilled noodles with the sauce. Garnish with the remaining scallion and drizzle with the chili oil, if using.

YIELDS: 4 to 6 servings

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About Jathan Fink
Jathan is a journalist, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. He is also a travel junkie, foodie and jazz aficionado. A California native, he resides in Texas.

2 Responses to Cold Sesame Ginger Noodles

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  2. These look incredible. I love noodles simply done, they work so well.

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