On a hot summer day, nothing beats a good plate of cold Asian noodles with peanut sauce. Well maybe sushi does, but when you can't have sushi, these noodles are also satisfying.
Taiwanese style cold noodles also known as Liáng miàn (涼麵) is usually served with a homemade peanut sauce, sesame sauce, or a combination of both.
Since this is a homemade recipe I'm using peanut butter because I like the taste of this peanut sauce and I've made this a tiny bit spicy to give it some kick. (Don't worry if you don't like spicy food since you can just omit the spice from the recipe.)
Served cold with some fresh vegetables and cold chicken, this is a great dish to beat the heat.
Tip: Cook your chicken the night before and store in the refrigerator for easy assembly the next day. Or you can quickly chill the cooked chicken by putting it in a dish of ice water for a few minutes.
carrots, thinly sliced
cucumber, thinly sliced
For the peanut sauce:
3 Tbsp. peanut butter
1 Tbsp. soy sauce (low sodium)
1 tsp. garlic, minced
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. black vinegar
3 Tbsp. warm water
1/2 tsp. sesame oil
For spicy peanut sauce (optional) add to the above: