Sesame Noodles – Nicky’s Kitchen Sanctuary

These sesame noodles are easy to prepare with a beautiful savoury sesame flavour. They make a great side dish to go with your favourite Chinese main dish or serve as a simple main dish for lunch!

Tall image of sesame noodles in a bowl, topped with spring onions and sesame seeds against a dark background, on top of a wooden surface. The noodles are being lifted with a pair of wooden chopsticks.


  • Heat the two oils in a wok over a medium heat.

    1 tbsp neutral oil, 2 tbsp sesame oil

  • Add the sliced onion and cook for 2 minutes to slightly soften.

    1 onion

  • Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.

    2 cloves garlic

  • Add in the drained noodles, tahini, soy sauce, kecap manis, water, white pepper, sesame seeds and chilli flakes.

    410 g (14.5 oz) pack fresh medium egg noodles, 1 tbsp tahini, 2 tbsp dark soy sauce, 2 tbsp kecap manis, 3 tbsp water, ¼ tsp white pepper, 1 tbsp sesame seeds, ¼ tsp chilli flakes

  • Turn the heat up to high and fry, moving the noodles around the wok constantly, with a spatula until hot – about 3 minutes.

  • Turn off the heat and serve topped with spring onions and sesame seeds.

    2 spring onions, 1 tsp sesame seeds

✎ Notes

Want to use dried noodles?
Use approx 180g dried medium egg noodles (this should yield approx 410g noodles once cooked – but different brands can vary). Cook in boiling water as per the pack instructions, then drain and run under cold water until completely cold – this is to prevent the noodles from sticking together. 
Then use as per the recipe.

Nutritional information is approx, per serving (this recipes serves 4 as a side dish).


Calories: 332kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 9gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.01gSodium: 1176mgPotassium: 113mgFiber: 4gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 100IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 46mgIron: 1mg

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