This cold noodle salad is the result of a moment of embarrasement.
aside, it has come to a point that when I say ‘…curried chicken chow fan’, she simply asks ‘do you need a diet coke too?’ and then proceeds to tell me the amount, a goodbye and hangs up. Yep, we don’t need to exchange phone numbers or
addresses because, apparently, I’m the only one asking for the same dish every single time for the last two years. Last week I went crazy and ordered chicken chow fan, and heard no curry? from the other end of the line, and then she had to laugh because frankly I need a life.
Being social is a good thing they tell me, keeps you young and active.
- 1 egg
- 2 egg yolks
- 2 ½ Tbs rice vinegar
- 2 ½ Tbs soy sauce
- 3 Tbs good mustard I used ancient
- ¼ cup toasted sesame oil
- 1 cup olive oil
- 1 ½ cups canola oil
- 1 teaspoon sriracha or similar
- 1/2 cup sesame mayonnaise recipe above
- 4 portions soba noodles
- ¼ cup canola or peanut oil
- 2 cups green beans cut into pieces (you can use frozen, but defrosted)
- 1 large shallot thinly sliced
- ½ cup thinly sliced green onion
- Sesame seeds to garnish
- Put egg, yolks, vinegar, soy sauce and mustard in the bowl of a food processor and process 1 minute.
- With the machine on the lowest speed, start adding the sesame oil in a very thin stream, followed by the olive oil in the same way.
- Finally add the canola oil, gradually but you don’t need to be so careful since the mayonnaise will have emulsified by now.
- Add sriracha and taste. Adjust seasonings accordingly.
- Keep refrigerated.
- Makes about 2 1/2 cups.
- Cook noodles in abundant salted water.
- Meanwhile, heat oil in a skillet and add shallots and green beans. Cook for a few minutes, until most shallots are crispy. Transfer to a paper to drain while preparing the noodles.
- Rinse noodles under cold water and transfer to a bowl, or to the same pot where you cooked them. Add the mayonnaise and mix. Add more if you want.
- Transfer to a serving platter, and top with green beans, shallots, green onions and a sprinkle of sesame seeds.