Noodles are my favorite comfort food. It’s what I go to if I want something easy. Lately I’ve been in the mood for trying something new and this time I picked up some chili garlic sauce. I feel like the last person ever to discover this. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, it’s the small jar that you see in the Asian section of the store. I’ve passed it a thousand times at least. I’ve always been intimidated to try it because I thought it would be extremely potent and spicy, but I was surprised to see that it’s just the opposite. There’s a big taste of garlic and chili but it’s not so hot that it ruins the dish. It adds wonderful flavor and gives it that Asian garlicky flair that I’ve been looking for.
I made this noodle dish with chow mein noodles, which are quick to cook and almost perfect for any Asian dish. You can probably find them at your local Asian store or in the oriental section. It’s light and simple with a mild flavor. It’s quick and simple for an evening meal. If you’re feeling brave, try using chop sticks for a more authentic feel! Enjoy.
- 3 oz chow mein Noodles
- 1 tbsp Chili Garlic Sauce
- 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
- ½ teaspoon agave
- ¼ teaspoon Rice vinegar
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon Sesame oil
- White sesame seeds
- 2 green onion sliced
- ½ cup chopped cilantro
- Cook the noodles according to the directions
- In a small bowl whisk together the soy sauce, agave, rice vinegar, onion powder, and sesame oil
- When the noodles are done cooking drain the water and fold in the mixture from the small bowl
- Top with green onion, cilantro, and sesame seeds