Asian Noodles

Asian Noodle Platter with Crisp Veggies and Peanut Sauce

Asian noodle platter with peanut sauce

A feast of Asian noodles and colorful vegetables, this medley of flavors and textures is easy enough for a weeknight meal, yet gorgeous enough to impress guests. Meant to be served at room temperature, this is also a good choice for a potluck or buffet.

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Soba Noodles with Tofu, Tomatoes, and Basil

Soba with tofu, tomatoes, and basil

This quick summery dish of soba (buckwheat noodles), tomatoes, tofu, and basil has a lovely combination of Asian and Italian flavors. Flavored with sesame oil and soy sauce, as well as the fresh tomatoes and basil, it might sound strange, but it works! Serve with fresh corn and/or grilled vegetables for a warm weather meal.  more→

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Simple Sesame Soba Noodles

Sesame Soba Noodles

Serve this simple Asian noodle dish alongside or as a bed for vegetable stir-fries and Asian-style tofu preparations. Shown in one of the photos below, mixed with Sweet and Savory Sautéed Tofu. Leftovers are good served cold and packed into school or brown-bag lunches. Photos by Rachael Braun. more→

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Fresh Chinese Noodles with Mixed Mushrooms and Spinach

Mushroom varieties

You will find fresh Chinese noodles in cellophane-wrapped packages in well-stocked supermarkets, shelved near tofu products, as well as in natural foods stores.

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Gingery Asian Noodles with Snow Peas and Shiitake Mushrooms

Rice noodles and snow peas

In this simple and fragrant dish featuring snow peas and shiitake mushrooms, either bean-thread noodles or Asian rice vermicelli work very well. Both give this noodle dish a nice light flavor and texture, and they happen to be gluten-free. This is good accompanied with sautéed tofu or tempeh, and can be served warm or at room temperature.

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Chinese Noodles with Spicy Szechuan Bean Curd

If you master this delicious stir-fry of Asian noodles and spicy tofu, you’ll be less inclined to reach for that Chinese take-out menu! more→

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Bean-Thread Noodles with Crisp Vegetables in Peanut Sauce

Brimming with barely-cooked vegetables, this noodle dish makes a good light dinner. Leftovers packed in a container and eaten cold also make a terrific change-of-pace offering in a brown-bag lunch. more→

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Soba Noodles with Green Beans and Almonds

Soba Noodles with Green Beans and Almonds

Perfect green beans seem to be available only for a month or two in the summer. This dish is a nice way to highlight them during that brief window. However, I’m so fond of them, that I use frozen green beans so I can make this easy soba noodle dish regularly. I highly recommend using organic whole baby green beans.

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