This Chines takeout favorite is wholly satisfying and simple to prepare at home. If you need a little bit of shopping guidance when it comes to some of the less familiar ingredients in this recipe, be sure to check out this explainer on Chinese sesame paste (and how it differs from tahini) as well as our guide to Asian noodles

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20 mins
45 mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 1/4 cups noodles, 1/4 cup scallions, 1/4 cup carrots, 1 Tbsp. sesame seeds)


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  • Cook egg noodles according to package directions. Drain and transfer to a medium bowl; toss with 1 tablespoon of the sesame oil. Chill 20 minutes.

  • Whisk together sesame paste, soy sauce, peanut butter, chile-garlic sauce, vinegar, garlic, ginger, sugar, and remaining 4 tablespoons sesame oil in a large bowl until blended. Add sesame paste mixture to egg noodles, and toss to coat. Divide noodles among 4 bowls, and top evenly with scallions and carrots. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, and serve with lime wedges.