Chinese Noodles in Peanut Sauce

Chinese noodles in peanut sauce

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  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Servings: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
1127 Calories
68g Fat
108g Carbs
28g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 1127
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 68g 87%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 3458mg 150%
Total Carbohydrate 108g 39%
Dietary Fiber 9g 33%
Protein 28g
Calcium 216mg 17%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Hakka Noodles are topped with a flavorful dressing and served with a peanut and vegetable garnish. It's a delicious dish that both kids and adults love. This recipe was submitted by Hirnakshi Joshi. 


  • 1 pound/500 grams Hakka noodles
  • 2 tablespoons dark sesame oil 
  • Garnish: 1 carrot (peeled, julienned)
  • Garnish: 1/2 firm medium cucumber (peeled, seeded, and julienned)
  • Garnish: 1/2 cup roasted peanuts (coarsely chopped)
  • Garnish: 2 green onions (thinly sliced)
  • For the Dressing:
  • 6 tablespoons peanut butter 
  • 1/4 cup water 
  • 3 tablespoons light soya sauce 
  • 6 tablespoons dark soy sauce 
  • 6 tablespoons sesame paste (ground sesame seeds)
  • 1/2 cup dark sesame oil 
  • 2 tablespoons sherry (or any wine of your choice)
  • 4 teaspoons white vinegar 
  • 1/4 cup honey (or sugar syrup)
  • 4 medium cloves garlic (chopped fine)
  • 2 teaspoons ginger (fresh and finely chopped) 
  • 1/2 cup water (hot)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Boil noodles in large pot of unsalted water over medium heat until barely tender and still firm. Drain immediately and rinse with cold water until cold.

  3. Drain well and toss noodles with (2 tbsp) dark sesame oil so they don't stick together.

  4. For the dressing, combine all ingredients except hot water in a blender or food processor fitted with steel blade and blend until smooth. Thin with hot water to the consistency of whipping cream.

  5. For garnish, put carrot julienne in ice water for 30 minutes.

  6. Just before serving, toss noodles with sauce. Garnish with cucumber, peanuts, green onion, and carrot.

  7. Serve at room temperature.