1 pound pasta, such as spaghetti noodles
Salt and Pepper, to taste
2-3 Tbs olive oil
1 cucumber, julienned
1 cup bean sprouts
1 carrot, julienned
2 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
On the side:
Vinegar (white or rice vinegar)
Any other vegetables you like!
1. Cook the pasta according to the directions on the box. Drain and rinse under cold water; drizzle with a little oil so noodles don't stick together, and season to taste with salt and pepper (I like to make mine spicy, so I use a combination of black and red pepper). Refrigerate noodles until ready to eat.
2. Prepare the rest of the ingredients, and place everything in separate bowls so that people can choose whatever they like to mix with their noodles.
3. In individual serving bowls, add about a half cup of the chilled noodles. Now everyone can take their bowl of noodles and add chicken, vegetables and a dash of vinegar and/or soy sauce. Finish with a sprinkle of sugar (sounds strange, but it really makes the dish!). Using chopsticks, toss ingredients together, eat, and go back for more!
Original Blog Post: Jiaozi and Cold Noodles