Sometimes All the time I crave Asian food. However, I don’t usually cook Asian dishes because they require ingredients specifically for Asian cuisine that can only be found in specialty Asian supermarkets. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the small grocery store across the street had ingredients like mirin (cooking rice wine). Mirin is an essential Japanese condiment that is used to bring out strong flavors. Besides using it in these noodles, I’ve also made salmon with it and am next going to try using it on chicken.
I adapted this recipe from Dennis the Prescott, one of my favorite food Instagrammers. His photos are all incredibly drool-worthy and I’ve wanted to make all of his dishes, especially this one. The recipe is just for the noodles but I also baked Honey soy sauce chicken thighs to go along with it.
These noodles are a quick and easy dish that are guaranteed to satisfy a craving for Asian food. Of course, they’re nothing compared to my mom’s homemade dumplings but they’ll have to do until I visit home in the summer!
ASIAN HONEY GARLIC NOODLES
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup mirin
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon sesame seeds
4 cloves finely sliced garlic
1 tablespoon honey
500g chow mein noodles
1 bunch green onions (scallions) chopped
1 tbsp. finely diced ginger
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
In a large bowl, combine soy sauce, mirin, sesame oil, honey and sesame seeds. Whisk to combine.
Cook noodles for a couple minutes until firm, but slightly softened.
Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a pan or wok on high heat. Add noodles and ginger, and stirfry for a couple minutes. Add sauce, and cook for about 1 minute, making sure that the noodles are completely coated in sauce. Add scallions, juice of 1 lime, and toss to combine.
adapted from Dennis the Prescott