Sesame Noodles

Small Chinese takeout boxes full of sesame noodles at the party were a great addition to the spread – and also a wonderful way to soak up all the grapefruit punch in people’s bellies. Most of the ingredients I already had on hand and I purchased the boxes at If Its Paper up the street from my house. I made 2 pounds of this recipe and only went through one pound. Another lesson learned!


  • 3 Tbsp tahini (or more- possibly much more)
    2 Tbsp vegetable oil
    2 Tbsp sesame oil
    5 Tbsp soy sauce (or less; add incrementally to taste)
    1 Tbsp rice vinegar
    1 Tbsp red pepper oil (or a smaller amount of sriracha)
    2 Tbsp chopped scallions
    1/2 Tbsp chopped ginger
    1/2 Tbsp chopped garlic
    ground pepper to taste
  • 1 pound pasta
  • black and white sesame seeds

Assembly: Whisk all the ingredients except the sesame seeds together. Taste for adjustments. I find that this can be a little salty so you may want to gradually add the soy sauce in. Meanwhile, boil 1 pound of pasta. I think thin spaghetti works well but you can use any shape you like. Mix the pasta in the sauce, allow to cool and add the sesame seeds.

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