Asian Noodles

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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Udon Noodles with Spinach-Miso Pesto

Udon Noodles with Spinach-Miso Pesto

This fusion pasta dish — the Asian flavor of miso with the peppers, tomatoes, and olives of Italian cuisine — makes a luscious meal all year round. It’s good served warm or even at room temperature. Serve with a bountiful salad of greens and tomatoes. Photos by Evan Atlas. more→

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Vietnamese-Style Bean-Thread Noodles

Vietnamese-style bean thread noodles

Here’s a deliciously offbeat, light Asian-style noodle dish. Bean-threads (also called cellophane or glass noodles), which have a delightful texture, are available in natural foods stores, Asian groceries, and even some well-stocked supermarkets. Tossed into a stir-fry with tomatoes, cabbage, and snow peas, this makes a quick and tasty meal. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky.   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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Seitan Chow Fun

Seitan Chow Fun Noodles

When you’re in the mood for tasty Asian-style fare, this seitan stir-fry, embellished with broccoli, peppers, and hearty noodles comes together quickly. Serve with spring rolls (from the natural foods store freezer) and a simple coleslaw with a sesame-ginger dressing. Photos by Evan Atlas. more→

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Pan-fried Sesame Noodles and Broccoli

The creamy and flavorful sesame sauce absorbs quickly into the noodles, so if you like your noodles especially saucy, you can make a little extra sauce to add when ready to serve. Chinese sesame paste is made from toasted sesame seeds and has a distinctly different flavor from the Middle Eastern sesame tahini. This recipe is from Party Vegan: Fabulous, Fun Food for Every Occasion* by Robin Robertson © 2010, John Wiley and Sons. more→

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Soba Noodles with Snow Peas

Soba noodles with snow peas

Here’s a quick soba (buckwheat) noodle dish that will have you eating in no time. This is especially nice when snow peas come up in the home garden; snap peas can be substituted. Bonus: Soba noodles are gluten-free, if that’s a concern for you. Photos by Rachael Braun. more→

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