March 20, 2013
[Photograph: Suzanne Lehrer]
I could slurp peanut noodles for days. But as something of a seasoned peanut noodle slurper, I wanted my version to be spot on, and up to snuff. The sauce is a balance of salty, sharp, sweet and rich, and just hovering between liquid and paste for the perfect amount of "noodle cling".
I love the taste of peanut noodles the next day when they've had time to really let the flavors meld. I threw in some easy pickled bean sprouts for kick (and crunch) and some simply seared tofu to make this a well-rounded lunch box. Just try not to slurp too loudly.
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