Looking for an easy and tasty noodle dish with an Asian Flair? You need to check out this recipe!! This dish will leave you so satisfied and content from it’s unique but tasty flavors and textures! Made with smooth thin wheat noodles, shallot and scallion oil, then topped with both spicy and mild toppings, a must try at home!!!
What kind of noodle do i use for this dish?
The noodle you want to look for is called Xiao Ban Mian. They come in few different flaovrs and the brand is called Mom’s Dry Noodles. I recently did some research and found out that Xiao Ban Mian is one of the popular Taiwanese Instant Noodles! These come in conveniently packaged with 3 serving noodles and 3 seasoning/sauce packages. All you have to do is boil the noodles, combine with the sauce/seasoning, mix away and slurp them up! How easy is that?? These are also shelf friendly!!
what does toban djan taste like?
Toban Djan also known as Chinese Chili Bean Paste. It is typically made from fermented beans and blend of chilies. I use this sauce time to time due to it’s nice savory flavors as well as some heat it provides! This sauce is also versatile and keeps fresh in fridge for some time. I have only used Lee Keum Kee brand but hope to expand to other brands when I get a chance!
Can i use different type of sausage?
Yes, you can certainly use different type of sausages. I just happen to have this in my fridge and wanted to use it up. However due to it’s mild flavors, it was able to absorb the seasonings I added without getting too salty. I think pork sausages that are mild tasting would also go really well for this dish.
can i alter the toppings?
Of course! This is just one example of how I enjoyed my summer noodle meal. You can add differently types of protein or veggies. Or better yet, eat it plain!! For this recipe, I only used 2 sauce/seasoning packets. You can adjust the seasonings by adding more or less.
where can i find these noodles?
These were actually gifted to me by Eastlandfoodcorp, but I am sure these are available in many Asian Markets. Many thanks for Eastlandfoodcorp for helping me to discover new noodles from near and far!!
How are these noodles different?
Although these noodles may look like linguini noodles, they do not taste the same. These Xiao Ban Mian seemed to have more of a bounce and chewy texture in them. They were thinner than linguini and made slurping easier and fun!
can you eat this noodle cold?
Yes, you can consume this noodle dish hot or cold. I am already thinking about packing these for my kids back to school lunches! Make sure you do rinse well in cold water and drain them before mixing the sauce packets to prevent sticking.
Taiwanese Noodles with a Tasty Twist
- 1 package Xiao Ban Mian with shallot & scallion oil I used Mom's Dry Noodles
- 3-4 Tbsp Reserved Pasta Water
- 1 12" Chicken & Mozzarella Sausage I used Esposito's Sausage
- 1 kirby cucumber julienned
- 2 whole boiled eggs cut in half
Sausage Saute Ingredients
- 1-2 tsp Neutral oil
- 1 Tbsp Minced garlic
- 2-3 Tbsp Chopped Scallion white part only
- ½ Tbsp Toban Djan/Chili Bean Sauce I used Lee Keum Kee
- ½ tsp sugar
- ½ Tbsp Shaoxing Wine
- 3 Tbsp Chopped scallion green part only
- 1 pinch black pepper
- Mince garlic, chop scallion, julienne cucumber and set aside. Mince sausage and set aside. Boil eggs and set aside.
- Heat a non-stick skillet and add 1-2 tsp neutral oil. Add sausage, garlic and white part of scallion and stir fry for about 2-3min. Add Dubanjjang, sugar and Shaoxing wine and cook for one minute or until all sauce has been evaporated. Remove from heat.
- Boil noodles for 6-7min. Rinse in cold water and set on strainer to drain. Reserve 3-4 Tbsp of pasta water.
- In a large mixing bowl, add the sauce/seasoning packets and pasta water. Mix well until dissolved. Add noodles into the bowl and give it a quick mix.
- Plate noodles and top with toppings. Garnish with green scallions and sesame seeds.