"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > International Cuisines and Ethnic Cookery
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-23-2017, 04:08 AM   #1
Sous Chef
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Austin, TX.
Posts: 682
Dragon Noodle Sauce?

The recipe for the sauce for these noodles seems a bit odd.

It seems like way too much Sesame oil.

!/2 cup oil is the whole little bottle they sell at my store for 5 bux!

am I buying the correct Sesame oil? It is very strong flavored, and I use it very sparingly in stir fries.

Thanks, Eric Austin Tx.

Dragon Lady Kitchen blog: SESAME NOODLES

giggler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2017, 05:11 AM   #2
Master Chef
 
CraigC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 6,445
Quote:
Originally Posted by giggler View Post
The recipe for the sauce for these noodles seems a bit odd.

It seems like way too much Sesame oil.

!/2 cup oil is the whole little bottle they sell at my store for 5 bux!

am I buying the correct Sesame oil? It is very strong flavored, and I use it very sparingly in stir fries.

Thanks, Eric Austin Tx.

Dragon Lady Kitchen blog: SESAME NOODLES
The total amount of liquid is 10oz, not including the chili oil. the sesame oil used is only 4oz. Sounds about right to me. The dish is called Sesame Noodles after all. We buy large bottles of Sesame oil at the Asian market as we use it often.
__________________
Emeralds are real Gems! C. caninus and C. batesii.
CraigC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2017, 06:23 AM   #3
Chef Extraordinaire
 
GotGarlic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southeastern Virginia
Posts: 25,362
That seems like a lot to me, too. I'd put together the other ingredients and then add sesame oil to your taste.
__________________
Anyplace where people argue about food is a good place.
~ Anthony Bourdain, Parts Unknown, 2018
GotGarlic is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2017, 07:06 AM   #4
Chef Extraordinaire
 
jennyema's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Boston and Cape Cod
Posts: 10,197
That recipe seems WAAAAAY off to me!

Way too much sauce for only a pound of noodles. And it's missing sugar

Look at this one instead

Simple Sesame Noodles | The Pioneer Woman
__________________
Less is not more. More is more and more is fabulous.
jennyema is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2017, 07:38 AM   #5
Executive Chef
 
Just Cooking's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Springfield, MO
Posts: 4,347
Quote:
Originally Posted by GotGarlic View Post
That seems like a lot to me, too. I'd put together the other ingredients and then add sesame oil to your taste.

Voice of reason... I frequently adjust ingredients for sauces and marinades...


Ross
__________________
Disclaimer: My experiences may not be as someone else might think correct.. Life goes on..
Just Cooking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2017, 09:11 AM   #6
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 47,729
I use this recipe from the Dragon Lady and it's right the way it is. The noodles absorb a lot of liquid.
__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2017, 11:53 AM   #7
Master Chef
 
CraigC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 6,445
Quote:
Originally Posted by jennyema View Post
That recipe seems WAAAAAY off to me!

Way too much sauce for only a pound of noodles. And it's missing sugar

Look at this one instead

Simple Sesame Noodles | The Pioneer Woman
The ingredient list calls for 1/4 C sugar.
__________________
Emeralds are real Gems! C. caninus and C. batesii.
CraigC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2017, 11:56 AM   #8
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Kayelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: south central coast/California
Posts: 14,766
The Dragon Lady recipe is exactly right and it's one of the few recipes I've followed to the letter for several years. They are perfect every time for us.

Naturally, you can do whatever you want, but it won't be Dragon Lady noodles.
__________________
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but rather by the moments that take our breath away.

Kayelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2017, 12:31 PM   #9
Chef Extraordinaire
 
taxlady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: near Montreal, Quebec
Posts: 25,452
Send a message via Skype™ to taxlady
Quote:
Originally Posted by giggler View Post
The recipe for the sauce for these noodles seems a bit odd.

It seems like way too much Sesame oil.

!/2 cup oil is the whole little bottle they sell at my store for 5 bux!

am I buying the correct Sesame oil? It is very strong flavored, and I use it very sparingly in stir fries.

Thanks, Eric Austin Tx.

Dragon Lady Kitchen blog: SESAME NOODLES
I was wondering the same thing. There's the toasted sesame oil, which is quite expensive and the untoasted, which is quite reasonable. Which one is it?
__________________
May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.
Robert A. Heinlein
taxlady is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2017, 12:34 PM   #10
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 47,729
Quote:
Originally Posted by taxlady View Post
I was wondering the same thing. There's the toasted sesame oil, which is quite expensive and the untoasted, which is quite reasonable. Which one is it?
I buy this stuff:
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	kadoya-toasted-sesame-oil.jpg
Views:	116
Size:	22.6 KB
ID:	27120  
__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
sauce

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:51 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.