Sesame Noodles, or Ma Jiang Mian (麻醬麵): a humble yet elegant Taiwanese classic. Simple and flavorful — quite the perfect meatless weeknight meal.
This recipe pays homage to Din Tai Fung (鼎泰豐), a now world-renowned Taiwanese restaurant. I practically grew up on their Ma Jiang Mian (麻醬麵) so to me, theirs is how it should taste. As such, I tried my best to replicate those flavors. It’s so simple yet so complex — nutty, fragrant, with a subtle tang and unexpected zing.
These noodles take only 10 minutes to make, but the flavor you get is really out of this world. It’s quite the perfect meatless weeknight meal.