Slurpy and addictive, you'll keep coming back to this take-out style easy sesame noodles recipe again and again. Delicious cold or hot.
🧄 Ingredient notes
Skip take-out. If you have these ingredients (or easy substitutions) on hand, you can make these sesame noodles in under 30 minutes.
- spaghetti pasta (yes, normal spaghetti!)
- soy sauce
- sesame oil
- olive oil
- mirin (japanese sweet cooking wine or honey/agave)
- sriracha hot sauce
- sesame seeds
- green onion/scallion
The same spaghetti noodles you would use to make Italian spaghetti work beautifully in this dish.
If you can't eat wheat and have a favorite long spaghetti type noodle you like and holds up to sauce, use it instead.
What is mirin?
Mirin is a sweet Japanese cooking wine. It is easy to find in the Asian section of a well-stocked grocery store. You can also find mirin online.
We use it for many of our homemade Asian dishes, as it adds complex flavor and sweetness.
Cook your spaghetti, according to the package instructions.
Drain well, but do not rinse. Toss in olive oil.
In a small bowl, mix the soy sauce, sesame oil, mirin, sriracha, sesame seeds and sliced green onions/scallions. Add to spaghetti and mix well.
Serve garnished with extra sesame seeds and green onion.
👨👩👦👦 Serving suggestions
These slurpy sesame noodles can be eaten cold or warm, making them a fantastic option for picnics, meal prep, school or work lunches.
Pair them with:
- Sweet Chili Air Fryer Tofu
- Stir fry veggies like bell pepper, mushrooms, onion, shelled edamame
- Asian cabbage slaw
- 5-Minute Lemon Pepper Asparagus
☕️ Tea pairing
Oolong tea, such as Formosa Oolong or Coconut Oolong would be delicious with these noodles.
The Chinese have long paired oolong teas with oily dishes because oolong tea is thought to help break down oil.
These sesame noodles would also be delicious paired with a delicate, light and floral jasmine oolong tea or jasmine green tea.
Add in diced bell pepper, grated carrot and baked tofu cubes to make this a full meal all by itself.
Add minced/crushed garlic and ginger to marinade for pop of flavor.
Switch up the noodles by using rice noodles, linguini or angel hair.
Instead of sriracha, add chili garlic sauce, general tso's sauce or your favorite hot sauce to switch up the flavors.
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Sesame Noodles (vegan)
- Cook your spaghetti in a large pot of well-salted water, according to the package instructions.
- Drain well, but do not rinse. Transfer to large bowl or back into pot. Toss in olive oil.
- In a small bowl, mix the soy sauce, sesame oil, mirin, sriracha and sesame seeds and sliced green onions/scallions. Add to spaghetti and mix well.
- Serve garnished with extra sesame seeds and green onion.
- Spaghetti: Switch up the noodles by using rice noodles, linguini or angel hair. If you have a long pasta that you like and will hold up to sauce, feel free to try it in this recipe.
- Olive oil: sub with more sesame oil, avocado oil or other neutral tasting oil (I would not recommend coconut oil)
- Soy sauce: sub with tamari or coconut aminos
- Mirin: sub with honey or agave nectar
- Sesame oil: If you have sesame oil, use it. It really makes this dish. But, if you don't have it, sub with more olive oil.
- Sriracha hot sauce: sub with chili garlic sauce or your favorite hot sauce to switch up the flavors. If you don't want any spiciness, omit the sriracha.