Szechuan Cold Noodles

Szechuan Cold Noodles

Szechuan Cold Noodles

Return back to this Szechuan cold noodles. Traditionally, we have one type of fresh noodles made especially for Szechuan cold noodles, and Wuhan hot noodles. The common feature is the addition of alkali (Soda). Soda can help to keep the noodles non-sticky after cooking. Since it may be difficult to find outside China. You can use thin round egg noodles instead.

If you use fresh noodles, steam it for 4-5 minutes on a steamer.

Add a small pinch of salt and rinse the noodles in the water.

Drain the water.

Mix them directly with oil and then stir the noodles up, put down, stir up again. Just repeat those steps to help the noodles cool down as quick as possible.
Place all the seasonings in and mix well.

Szechuan Cold Noodles

Ingredients
2 serving egg noodles or Alkaline noodles
1/2 English cucumber ,peeled and shredded (You can use bean sprout too)
1/2 tbsp. sesame oil
Seasonings
3 tsp. sugar
2 tsp. vinegar
1/2 tbsp. sesame paste
a small pinch of salt
1 tbsp. light soy sauce
1 tbsp. Szechuan style chili oil + a slightly more for drizzling ,or as needed
1 garlic cloves ,smashed and finely chopped
chopped scallion for garnishing
smashed toasted peanuts for garnishing
Instructions
If fresh noodle is used
Set up a steamer with enough water and bring to a boiling.
Spread noodles on a steamer and then steam for 4-5 minutes. Then add a small pinch of salt in the water and then transfer the noodles in the water. Heat until the water boils again.
Transfer out and add 1/2 tablespoon f oil immediately (This will help to avoid the noodles being sticky with each other). Stir to mix well. Use chopsticks to stir the noodles up repeatedly to help the noodles cool down quickly. In hot days, you can even resort to an electric fan.
If dried noodle is used
Cook the noodles according to the instruction on the package. I recommend you only cook the noodles about until 80% cooked.
Assemble the noodles
When the noodles are completely cooled down, add shredded cucumber and all the other seasonings. Mix well and serve cold.
Drizzle some chili oil on top, garnish green onion and roasted peanuts.