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Cold Sesame Veggie Noodles

Cold sesame veggie noodles make a perfect lunch for hot days


Since Thursday, my life has been a big CF. I don’t really wanna talk about but I do want to talk about Thursday morning when I went into WUSA9 (local tv station) to meet with the producer to talk about a cooking demo segment. It went the complete opposite way of what I had anticipated.

Prior to my visit, I talked to the producer on the phone about what I was thinking and how I could do a cooking demo on my cinnamon sugar donuts. She mentioned how she wanted to do something that has to do with Labor Day so I thought I could do something with red, white, and blue sprinkles. She said “okay, well let’s talk more on Thursday then!” So I get there and the conversation turns from bad to worse. Guess what she said? She said, “How about we talk about Chinatown? You could talk about why you think the Asian population in DC Chinatown is getting pushed out and why there is a lack of Asian restaurants. You can also bring in Chinese food platters from various Chinese restaurants in the area and talk about your favorite dishes!” Needless to say, I’m not going on their noon news. I’m a food blogger, I’m not selling myself out for what would make their tv programming better. It was rude and offensive for her to just assume cause I’m Asian that I’d want to do something like that. Please check your facts & do some research (how about read my blog?) before calling me in and wasting my time.


In light of Thursday’s events, I thought this dish would be PERFECT for the topic of ASIANS.

Ok, time to let go.

In all seriousness, I made this dish when it was blazing 100+ degrees outside. This is another one of my “cool down” dishes. My mom made this dish for us a lot when we were younger because of how easy it is and my brother and I loved the flavors and the fact that it was ice cold. You can throw in whatever you want as far as veggies go too. I used my OXO mandoline to thinly slice the veggies – you should get one, they’re awesome! (No, I’m not getting paid to say that)

The next time it’s blazing hot outside, you should make this :) also, it uses oyster sauce, if you’ve never had it before, it’s one of my favorite Asian condiments. It doesn’t really taste like oysters. It’s like a soy sauce paste with a unique taste. It transforms noodle dishes.


Cold Sesame Veggie Noodles
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Recipe type: Main Entree, Pasta
Cuisine: Chinese
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Serves: 2
 
Ingredients:
  • ½ of a cucumber, sliced thinly
  • 2 carrots, sliced thinly
  • ½ pound bucatini pasta
  • Under ¼ cup of oyster sauce
  • Scallions, to top
Instructions:
  1. In a large pot, bring water to a boil and cook the pasta according to the instructions on the box.
  2. In the meantime, slice your veggies and throw them in a large bowl to chill in the fridge.
  3. When pasta is done, run it under cold water in a colander, you can even add ice to it to speed it up.
  4. When pasta is cool, drain it of excess water and throw them in the large bowl where the veggies are.
  5. Pour the oyster sauce on top and toss to coat everything.
  6. Top with scallions and serve cold.

 

28 COMMENTS

  1. 07/23/2012 at 6:16 am

    That’s awful! I hope you told them where to shove it. This dish looks delicious!

  2. 07/23/2012 at 7:19 am

    Goodness…I’m so sorry you had to go through that. You are an incredible food blogger with SO many talents! They are the ones who completely missed out. Those cinnamon donuts would have been so fun!

    These noodles look absolutely delicious too! And oyster sauce is the BEST!!!

    Love to you! :)

  3. 07/23/2012 at 8:01 am

    Julie: I’m SO proud of you for walking away from that one! I’m so tired of seeing bloggers sell out. And the racial thing? Totally inappropriate! Ugh. You’re way better than that!

    xo

  4. 07/23/2012 at 8:22 am

    WOW, how unbelievably offensive! Good for you for turning them down. This just affirms my decision to watch NBC over ABC! On another note, LOVE this recipe. Sesame noodles were my favorite Asian dish growing up (us Jews love our Chinese food, haha). Now I just have to find myself some oyster sauce so I can make this :)

  5. 07/23/2012 at 8:46 am

    Good for you for not appearing on the show! That producer is clearly ignorant. Your Sesame noodles look mouth water and perfect for a summer supper! I just got a mandoline and am obsessed with it… now I have another excuse to use it!

  6. 07/23/2012 at 9:39 am

    I want these. This is kind of my favorite type of food. Totally pinning.

  7. 07/23/2012 at 10:05 am

    So proud of you girl, you totally deserve recognition for your amazing blog and the fabulous recipes you create and not just because they’re looking to fulfil a quota or whatever. You’re the best (as this recipe just proves.)

  8. 07/23/2012 at 10:08 am

    I still can’t believe that crap. So annoying. But these veggie noodles look great! And you’ll get there, I promise :)

  9. 07/23/2012 at 10:11 am

    Julie, I’m so proud of you for taking the stand and telling that woman “no.”. That was ridiculously demeaning of her to assume such things and be so unprofessional. Biotch, please!
    This on the other hand – looks delightful, and i’d like it in my mouth.

  10. 07/23/2012 at 11:20 am

    Wow, that’s so rude. I’m sorry they wasted your time! You definitely made the right choice by turning the gig down. These noodles look amazing though! Especially right now because it’s so freakin’ hot!

  11. 07/23/2012 at 11:20 am

    I love the layout of your blog and your pictures. This is my first visit on your website and I really like it!

    - Annika

  12. Kristen M.
    07/23/2012 at 11:38 am

    What despicable behavior she displayed. Your blog is wonderful and refreshing and she was a fool to insult you. This only means something bigger and better is in store for you. These noodles look delish!!!

  13. 07/23/2012 at 2:42 pm

    This is SO my kind of dish, and I love that it’s served cold. These flavors are the best. And so are you! So glad that you stood up for yourself, her actions were totally uncalled for!

  14. 07/23/2012 at 3:17 pm

    Julie! I am astonished. What an IGNORANT woman. Seriously, I can’t even believe that someone would have the audacity to be so assuming like that. I’m sorry it completely wasted your day. :( But on the bright side, this dish is EXACTLY what I need right now. After a weekend of a few too many beers and laughs and hot sun, all i’m craving is a nice cold plate of sesame noodles. I love them! And that short ingredient list! Can’t beat it!

  15. 07/23/2012 at 3:30 pm

    How rude! I’m sorry she was like that. But on a more positive note, this cold dish is amazing, and just what we need in this blazing hot weather! And I totally agree on the mandoline, everyone needs one!

  16. 07/23/2012 at 3:34 pm

    I am sorry to hear that things aren’t the best, but I am so proud that you walked away from the producer and the “opportunity” she thought she was providing. I hope everything turns around quickly!

  17. 07/23/2012 at 3:36 pm

    did you just abbreviate clusterf**k to CF? reason #42358 why i love you! for real, though, i’m so sorry about your experience with the tv station. it baffles me how many ignorant people are still out there in the world. good for you standing up for yourself + your blog!

  18. 07/23/2012 at 3:55 pm

    How unprofessional for a national television channel. I’m so glad you made the right decision with everyone backing you up.

    And of course, thanks for the recipe!

  19. 07/23/2012 at 5:13 pm

    Yeah, that’s kind of tow up of her.

    These noodles on the other hand, should be tow up in my mouth.

  20. 07/23/2012 at 5:38 pm

    Oh sweeite, I am so sorry to hear about your experience. But can I say how awesome you are for standing up for yourself, saying NO, and then posting this pun/post amazing dish you grew up eating?!!!! I admire you for it, and all I can say is, GOOD JOB!

  21. 07/23/2012 at 9:33 pm

    OMG..How freaking ridiculous. I think I would have been sitting there with my north wide open in awe. I would have told her to shove it up her ass.

  22. 07/23/2012 at 11:11 pm

    UGH! My “dream” job out of college as a journalism major was writing the 4:30 news for NBC in Los Angeles. I was their on location news writer chasing down fires, floods, car chases…always in a helicopter always in the “crazy”. And then after a few years I couldn’t stand the sensationalism and the bull crap that goes along with “the news”. It’s awful and her story line doesn’t surprise me one bit and it’s stupid and awful. It’s their loss, you would have been adorable with your sprinkles!!

  23. 07/24/2012 at 4:34 am

    Sorry that had to happen to you! Don`t even worry since better offers will come your way! :)

    & these noodles are a total win for the summer.

  24. 07/24/2012 at 11:52 am

    Julie, I’m so sorry. Some people can just be complete ass holes. And for some reason, “producers” seem to be more often afflicted with that condition.

    But, I love these noodles :)

  25. 07/24/2012 at 2:25 pm

    I’ve looked at this post like 7 times now … I’m making these noodles!!

  26. kathy
    07/24/2012 at 4:15 pm

    way to complain about being stereotyped, and then turn around and post an asian recipe.

  27. 07/25/2012 at 1:27 pm

    Yay! I’ve been craving to make this cold noodle. How refreshing and perfect for 100+ degrees weather. I love the ‘fat’ texture of that noodles. Would it be appropriate to make some noise while eating them? :D

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