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LAist in the Kitchen: Peanut Sesame Noodles

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It's summer, it's hot and I've been craving some cold dishes with the pizazz of freshness. Then it hit me - Cold Peanut Sesame Noodles. Yum! Great! But wait... Another thought smacked me on the head: store bought Asian peanut sauces are the worst tasting sauces out there. I've never been able to find one to satisfy my pallet.

That leaves only one option: do it myself.

I headed to and found their recipe. Quite interchangeable and adaptable, I easily made my first batch using Nutrition Kitchen's Whole Soybean Pasta and La Yu Chili Oil in place of recipe ingredients. Commenters on the article suggested using rice vinegar in lieu of red wine vinegar, adding proteins such as tofu or chicken and including carrots, cilantro and broccoli.

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Once done, put it in the fridge and enjoy a couple hours later or bring it to a picnic or potluck. Or, as in my case, eat half of it warm because it is so damn good.

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