My son Oliver loves making this dish and has added whatever is in the fridge to it, eg cold shredded chicken, cooked prawns, sugar snap peas, lots of sliced scallions, peas, sliced red pepper, chopped cilantro, sliced carrot…

(You can double, treble or quadruple this recipe very easily)

Easy Asian Noodle salad     (serves 4)

1lb of noodles or spaghetti 

4  Tablespoons soy sauce
4 garlic cloves
2 Teaspoons roasted sesame oil
1 good teaspoon red pepper flakes (or more, depending how spicy you like it)
1/2 cup vegetable oil

Cook the noodles in boiling salted water, and when al dente, drain and set aside.
Put all sauce ingredients in a food processor and add to drained warm noodles.
Toss a few times. Add whatever you like to it in the way of cooked meat, fish or raw vegetables sliced and it’s just as good adding nothing!   Serve warm or at room temp.
 It’s also a great marinade.