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Cold Noodles with Sesame Sauce

Experiment: Cold Noodles with Sesame sauce

Introduction:
Ok… I have to be honest here… the main “experiment” here is NOT the cold noodles, but the Sesame Sauce.  I saw the Sesame Sauce recipe in a Japanese magazine, and… since I really like the taste of sesame, I decided to give it a try.  Of course, you can’t just eat sesame sauce by itself, so I thought, Ok, maybe I’ll try it with cold noodles. 

Materials:
Sauce:
100 g sesame
4  1/2 tbs sugar (Or brown sugar)
2 ts sesame oil
100 ml soy sauce
120 ml vinegar

Cold noodles:
Noodles (I used dried udon)
Shrimp
Shredded cuccumber
2 eggs
Shredded carrots

Procedure:
Sauce:
1) Use a coffee grinder to grind the sesame.

2) In a bowl, mix the grinded sesame and sugar together. 

3) In another bowl, mix the sesame oil, soy sauce and rice vinegar together.

4) Slowly pour 3) little by little into 2). Mix well.

5) Leave it overnight.  Then strain and discard the sesame. 

Cold noodles:
1) Boil noodles according to the package.  When it cooked, run the noodles under cold water.  Arrange on a plate.

2) Devein shrimp.  Boil the shrimp until cooked.  Cut the shrimp in half.

3) Beat the eggs in a small bowl. Pan fry it until cooked. 

4) When the egg is cool enough for you to touch.  Thinly slice the egg.

4) Arrange the shrimp, eggs, carrots and cuccumber on noodles.

Results:

Cold noodles:

  Sesame Sauce:

Discussions:
1) Ok not sure if you notice… the sesame sauce on the noodles (the very top picture) doesn’t look that smooth, but the sesame sauce in the “results” section looks really smooth.  It’s because I used 2 different machines to grind the sesame.  The Coarse one, I used a chopper/grinder to grind the sesame. Of course it didn’t work that well.  For the fine and smoothe sesame sauce, I used a coffee grinder to grind the sesame.  It worked REALLY well.  I didn’t even need to strain.  So, if you have a coffee grinder, ues it!

2) You can use the sesame sauce for other stuff too!  Like for shabu shabu or salad. 

3) My co-worker substituted sesame with peanut butter, and it worked well!!!  Ok of course, do NOT grind the peanut butter… just mix the peanut butter with sugar, rice vinegar and soy sauce.

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