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Easy Chinese Noodle Salad Recipe (Liang Ban Mein)

Updated on April 3, 2012

I love everything about noodle either Asian style of noodle or Italian pasta. Our family enjoy varieties of noodle dishes ranging from stir-fry, soup to salad. Noodle salad is one of the easiest salad. Any one can make it at home. It's very simple but tasty . The dressing is light and low in fat.

This is my super duper noodle salad recipe, a vegetarian salad for everyone. Its loaded with fiber. This gingerly salad is just amazing. Serve it cold or at room temperature. If you love hot spicy salad, add 1 teaspoon of chili sauce or sriracha sauce. This salad is usually served on hot summer days. It's great for picnic or bbq party.

This recipe calls for Chinese egg noodles, but you can substitute it with any ramen noodles such as Maruchan and Nissin instant ramen.

What You Need

Serves 4 - 8


1/2 lbs Chinese egg noodles

2 carrot, julienned

2 cup shredded iceberg lettuce

2 spring onions, cut into diagonal slices

1 tbsp pickled ginger, chopped

3 tsp sesame oil

3 tbsp white vinegar

2 1/2 tbsp light soy sauce

2 tsp sugar

1 tsp salt

1 tbsp sesame seeds, roasted

Chinese noodle salad
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How to Fix

  • Bring to a boil 2 quarts of water. Cook the noodles in boiling water for about 5 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold running water. Drain. Set aside.
  • Blanch the carrot in boiling water for 2 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold running water. Then drain.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine noodles, carrot, lettuce, spring onions, pickled ginger, sesame oil, vinegar, sugar, salt, and soy sauce. Mix thoroughly. Add chili paste or sliced red hot chili if you like.
  • Transfer to a salad platter and garnish with roasted sesame seeds. Serve cold.


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    • jojokaya profile image

      jojokaya 6 years ago from USA

      @anglnwu: rice vinegar, white. Thanks for stopping

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      anglnwu 6 years ago

      What kind of vinegar do you use? White or black? Love how simple this dish seems. Thanks for sharing.