Asian-style noodles with spicy peanut sauce

Asian-style noodles with spicy peanut sauce |

The noodles are tossed with a mixture inspired by satay peanut sauce then topped with a simple stir fried dish. For added depth of flavor and texture, the dish is garnished with crisp fried onion, toasted garlic bits and sesame seeds.

Egg noodles, rice noodles and buckwheat noodles will all work for this dish. I’m not sure about pasta though.

There is really no rule as to what stir fry you can top the noodles with. You can use any kind of meat or, if seafood is more your thing, then go with seafood. Prawns and shucked clams or mussels should be good. The vegetables can be whatever combination you prefer.

Asian-style noodles with spicy peanut sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Servings: 2 to 3
Author: Connie Veneracion
  • 100 grams noodles
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 3 chicken thigh fillets cut into thin strips
  • 1 carrot julienned (i.e., cut into matchsticks)
  • 12 green beans (ends snapped off and sides stringed), sliced thinly on the bias
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • patis (fish sauce), to taste
  • black pepper to taste
For the spicy peanut sauce:
  • 4 tablespoons smooth peanut butter (I used sweetened)
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons sambal oelek depending on how spicy you want the sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger grated
  • juice of 2 to 3 kalamansi (or juice of about a quarter of a lemon)
  • patis (fish sauce), to taste
  • a drizzle of sesame seed oil
To garnish:
  • crisp fried onion slices (bought or homemade)
  • garlic bits toasted
  • sesame seeds toasted
  1. Cook the noodles according to package directions.
  2. While the noodles cook, make the spicy peanut sauce. Place the peanut butter in a small bowl and pour in 3 to 4 tbsps. of boiling water. Mix to form a smooth paste. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir to blend.
  3. Heat the cooking oil. Add the chicken and stir fry just until the meat changes color. Pour in a splash of fish sauce. Season with pepper. Continue cooking until the liquid has been absorbed by the meat and the meat pieces start to brown along the edges.
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  5. Add the garlic and onion. Stir fry for half a minute.
  6. Add the green beans and carrot. Season with more fish sauce and pepper. Stir fry for one to two minutes.
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  8. Toss together the noodles and the spicy peanut sauce.
  9. Divide the noodles among individual plates.
  10. Top the noodles with the stir fried chicken and vegetables.
  11. Garnish with sesame seeds, crisp onion slices and toasted garlic bits.

Asian-style noodles with spicy peanut sauce

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