Friday, January 3, 2014

food (food) | pf chang's inspired garlic noodles

As much as I love the whole in the wall Chinese restaurants that serve up authentic Hong Kong style chow mein and duck 4 ways - sometimes I crave what the chainwide restaurants serve.  In this case, it's PF Chang's Garlic Noodles.  To curb this craving, I used some items I keep stocked in my pantry (I love when I don't have to shop for food) and whipped up a close enough dish that fooled my taste buds.


Here's what you'll need:
  • 2 tbsp garlic chili paste
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp sesame seed oil
  • 4 tbs chopped garlic
  • Package of chinese noodles or egg noodles (gluten free options include rice or quinoa noodles)

  1. Cook noodles according to packaging.
  2. Drain and toss noodles in garlic chili paste.
  3. Heat oil in a large pan (preferably a wok) and sautee garlic just before they turn brown (if you over cook the garlic will turn into chips giving it a bitter taste).
  4. Add noodles, sugar, and vinegar to garlic oil.
  5. Toss noodles until evenly coated with mixture.

I served this up with the Trader Joe's Miso Cod fish (which I highly recommend)!  Enjoy!

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