Episode 2: Noodles with Peanut Sauce!

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In this episode, I start cookin’ in New York’s Chinatown, where you can grab the best variety of noodles at the cheapest prices, and maybe meet some characters along the way. I then return to my kitchen where I’m making a peanut sauce to top off my noodles. Upgrade your dorm-room ramen with this easy-to-make, mildly spicy sauce coupled with steamed broccoli, green onion and sesame seeds. The soundtrack is pretty spicy too. Don’t forget to post your comments. Thanks for watching. Peace!


  • Noodles (Udon, Soba, Rice, Egg, whatever!)
  • 1 Cup Peanut Butter (Use the pure stuff, no sugar added)
  • 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. Hot Sauce (Chili-based, Asian varieties work best. Add more to taste.)
  • 1 Cup Soy Milk (You can also use coconut milk for a richer taste or water for a lighter taste)
  • 1 tsp. Sesame Oil
  • 1-2 Tbsp. Freshly Squeezed Lemon or Lime Juice
  • 2 Cloves Finely Chopped Garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. Finely Chopped Ginger
  • 1 Tsp. Cayenne Pepper (add more to taste)
  • Salt and Pepper (to taste)
  • 2 Tbsp. Water
  • 1 Bushel Chopped Green Onion/Scallions
  • Broccoli and Sesame Seeds (to garnish)

Start by making the noodles, as most cook in 2-5 minutes once dropped in boiling water. Read the package or keep a close eye. Set noodles aside.

Fry the garlic and ginger in sesame oil for about a minute until they get slightly browned. Don’t let the garlic and ginger brown too much as they will burn. Stirring after each, add the rest of the ingredients until sauce develops a thick, cohesive, creamy texture and is nice and warm. Stir constantly.*

Pour sauce over noodles immediately and top with scallions, steamed broccoli and sesame seeds.

Recipe should serve 4-5 hungry people.


*This sauce is very peanuty and quite thick. For a thinner, less peanutty taste/texture, add more water and/or soy milk. Feel free to experiment with different amounts of hot sauce as well.



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11 responses to “Episode 2: Noodles with Peanut Sauce!

  1. kat

    hooray episode 2! peanut sauce is so tasty and satisfying. next time i make some i’ll try it w/sesame oil and ginger and report back. i usually like dark brown sugar in mine to balance out the salt in the soy and to bring out the tartness of the lemon. nice thing too is that you can freeze it for a lazy day.
    i’m really likin the way you break it down into a few easy-sounding steps. a lot of cooking shows, you watch them make delicious stuff but it looks like too much of a hassle. this way, it looks as easy as it is, heh. keep it up! ❤

  2. GLICK

    that was so fun to watch. if i only liked peanut butter….

  3. Ezra

    Love, love, loved it!
    Hysterical, sexy, and informative. What more could anyone ask for. Adam, are you in film school, because y0u are an editing genius.


  4. Ariela

    LOVE the new episode! I made the mistake of watching it after dinner, and now I’m hungry again. The food looks great and you look great! I’ll definitely be trying this recipe soon… It’s similar to a sesame peanut soba noodle dish I make, but I love the idea of adding lime and hot sauce. Yum.

  5. Grant and I made it last night, with snow peas mixed in. He doesn’t do hot food, so it was lacking a bit. I also forgot to cook the soy sauce in, but adding it at the end worked fine.

    I like messing with peanut butter in various ways. I’ve done italian style seasoning peanut butter sauce and it works well. But I’m weird.
    I think 1 cup of PB was a bit much for the recipe though, dontcha?

    Overall though, this episode was wonderful. Korean Obama Hype Woooord!

  6. jesse

    you’re awesome elizabeth! i can’t wait for the next episode – they keep getting betterer and betterer!!

  7. Liz, it was so good to see you virtually! Living in DC I forget what real New York accents sound like. The urban twang and hard vowels get muffled by all the southern belles and non-regional dialect down here.

    I love the concept for the blog! You should totally do a trip to Sahadi’s on Atlantic Ave. They have crazy cheap middle eastern food in bulk.

    Also, I do a similar recipe, but I like to eat the noodles cold so I mix all the junk together and pop it in the fridge over night. A little honey and some crushed peanuts are also pretty tasty.

    You and Rig keep up the good work.
    ❤ an old friend

  8. jos

    go liz!! lady, you never cease to surprise. when are you coming out with the challah episode? that’s the one i’m waiting on…

  9. i love it. and i love peanut butter and noodles. they used to call me ‘noodles’ back in the day in grade school. but your show is great. it’s noodles. it’s bananas. it’s nuts. i love the music! and the three or four simple steps. keep up the good work. i wanna guest star in it one time.

  10. Di

    goodness, this is amazing

  11. Maya

    Yo Liz!

    I love it!
    I never knew!
    I’m so going to make me this noodles with peanut sauce!!!
    And- I have a really good recipe for you…
    I will tell you tmrw.

    Wow this was so cool. Really.

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