Perfect Peanut Noodles

even better than takeout
Even better than takeout
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100g/3.5 oz Chinese noodles dried or 200 g/ 7 oz fresh white wheat noodles
2 cloves Garlic minced
1 1/2 tsp Fresh ginger minced or grated
1/3 cup/ 85 g Peanut butter creamy or chunky
2-3 tbsp Water hot, depending on desired sauce consistency
1 tbsp Soy sauce Thai black or 1 tsp Chinese dark soy sauce, plus ½ - 1 tsp sugar to taste
2 tsp Soy sauce light
2 tsp Fish sauce or vegan fish sauce to keep the dish vegan
1/2 tsp Sesame oil
1 tbsp Lime juice optional
2 tsp Chili oil optional

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Perfect Peanut Noodles


Noodles dressed with peanut butter are a Chinese-American staple that is easy to make at home with this Perfect Peanut Noodles recipe. It is a simple yet delicious dish to prepare in just 20 minutes. Apart from the noodles, there’s no cooking involved. Just mix the sauce ingredients together and toss with the cooked noodles.

The sauce is made simply from garlic, fresh ginger, peanut butter, Thai black soy sauce, light soy sauce, fish sauce, sesame oil, lime juice, and chili oil. I think Thai black soy sauce and chili oil are what make the dish. However, you can use a mixture of Chinese dark soy sauce and sugar to replace Thai black soy sauce and leave the chili out.  If you want to turn this simple dish into a hefty meal, feel free to add fried tofu, or beans for some plant-based protein. You can also choose to add some chicken or any vegetables you have on hand. 

To make the Perfect Peanut Noodles, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Perfect Peanut Noodles

Steps to make Perfect Peanut Noodles


Combine garlic, ginger, peanut butter, and water


Bring a large pot of water to a boil for the noodles. Meanwhile, in a serving bowl, add 2 minced cloves garlic and 1 ½ teaspoons minced or grated ginger. Add in ⅓ cup peanut butter and 2-3 tablespoons of hot water. Stir well to combine until the peanut butter is loosened.


Prepare sauce


Add in 1 tablespoon Thai black soy sauce or 1 teaspoon Chinese dark soy sauce plus ½ - 1 teaspoon sugar to taste, 2 teaspoons light soy sauce, 2 teaspoons fish sauce (alternatively, use vegan fish sauce), and ½ teaspoon sesame oil, 1 tablespoon lime juice and 2 teaspoons chili oil if using and whisk until smooth.


Cook noodles


When the water is boiling, add 7 ounces fresh white wheat noodles or 3.5 ounces dried noodles and cook according to package instructions.


Combine noodles and sauce


Once cooked, drain the noodles and toss in the prepared sauce.



Serve immediately and enjoy!

These Perfect Peanut Noodles are quick and easy to make and taste even better than takeout. In this recipe, Thai black soy sauce and chili oil turn a Chinese-American staple into a flavorful spicy dish. Give this recipe a try soon, and please don’t forget to leave a comment with your thoughts below.

Bethany is very passionate about maintaining a healthy lifestyle and clean diet. She’s trying to cut meat out of her diet as much as possible and focuses on cooking vegetarian food and fish. Bethany gets a kick from finding ways to add new twists to classic dishes. What’s more, thanks to her Asian roots, she’s great at combining different cuisines to come up with something extraordinary. Bethany’s recipes will inspire you to add new colors and flavors to your everyday meals.

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