Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Since I came across a recipe for Dragon Noodles last year, I have been obsessed over making it. I kept on looking up different recipes on the web and I found out that it is really a very simple recipe. Most likely, you already have the ingredients in your pantry. It is so eaaaasssy to make! And most of all, it is so satisfying and delicious! And if I may add one more, Dragon Noodles are your healthier version of Asian takeout because you control how much sodium and oil you put in. 

Finally, I cooked it last weekend. The only regret was how come I did not cook it sooner?!  

Dragon Noodles have so many versions but there are the usual staples -- soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar and chili sauce.  (I bet that you already have these in your pantry!) Oh, and of course, noodles. Speaking of noodles, this recipe is so versatile that you can try different kinds of noodles -- lo mein, wheat spaghetti, ramen, fettuccine, etc.  It is such a forgiving recipe that you can adjust how much soy sauce, sugar, oil you want to use according to your taste. 

They can be served hot or cold. I actually liked them better cold the next day and next day and the next day! It is so cheap to make these noodles as well. They cost about fifty cents per serving if not less.

This was how I cooked my first batch of Dragon Noodles. The dish turned out to be delicious, comforting and just could not stop eating it! #carboverload! It was the perfect blend of savory, salty, sweet and umami. I am obsessed and will be making it again using different types of noodles. 

  • 1/8 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 3 TBSP coconut palm syrup (or use white or brown sugar)
  • 1 1/2 - 2  TBSP sesame oil
  • Chili flakes to taste
  • Cilantro (optional)
  • Green onions (optional)
  • Noodles of your choice (spaghetti, ramen, lomi, rice noodles, etc.)

1. Cook the noodles according to package direction. *I used pre-fried wheat noodles that are used to in Filipino noodle dish called Pancit Canton. Only because I already have it in my pantry.

2. Prepare the sauce. In a small bowl stir together the brown sugar, soy sauce,  sesame oil and chili flakes (if using). 

3. When the noodles are cooked,  add the prepared sauce.  Stir until everything is coated well with the sauce. Sprinkle with green onions and cilantro leaves (if using).

*Other ingredients to add (optional): chili oil or sriracha (instead of chili flakes), veggies, meat, tofu and/or prawns.

If you make this dish, please let me know how it turns out!

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