Don Don Noodles

Cold Noodles with Sesame Sauce

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By Ellen Schrecker

Published 1976

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Flavor: Sesame Sauce — Meal: Easy, Cold — Meal: One-Dish

This is the most famous street food of Szechwan. Its name echoes the hollow, clunky sound of the two sticks hit together by the itinerant vendors who hawked it through the streets. They sold a portion of cold, cooked noodles over which they would ladle out each ingredient of the sauce separately — sesame paste, soy sauce, hot peppers, scallions, raw garlic, and ginger. The buyer mixed the noodles and condiments together himsel