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Delicious Asian Noodles Lao Gan Ma have layers of sweet-spicy flavors that develop a sauce you will be willing to lick the pan for. They are the best-flavored noodles I have ever had, better than takeout or even some fancy restaurant.

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A friend was home from the mission field for a few months and we were discussing how she would like to learn some better cooking skills before she goes back. Several of us agreed to get together and show her some ideas of dishes she could make with the products she could get in her area.

She suggested I look at The Wok Of Lifeto get some ideas for recipes and did I ever! The site is full of recipes I plan on trying but for our cooking demonstration, I settled on Lao Gan Ma Noodles & The Godmother of the Godmother Sauces. My eyes have been opened to a whole new line of products that create the most uniquely delicious flavors.

The Secret Sauce!

They shared with me how this little gem, Laoganma (Lao Gan Ma) Spicy Chili Crisp can transform a dish’s flavor profile. Ok, folks, this stuff is life changing when it comes to flavor for your Asian recipes. I love discovering new products that become a staple in my house, and this Spicy Chili Crisp is it. 

Don’t let the grumpy lady on the front fool you. Lan Gan Ma translates to godmother and she does have an interesting story. The Wok Of Life tells us “the Godmother is actually a real person––a widow who never finished school and can’t read. But her sauces helped raise her two boys, and she built a world-famous brand in just twenty years’ time! As a businesswoman in a former life, I understand hard work, but going from a small village in China to building a global brand boggles my mind. Her secret is the focus on the quality and integrity of products, and she proudly claims that her sauces are available wherever you find Chinese people!”

Asian Noodles Your Way

For this Asian noodles recipe, I did a little tweaking to the add-in ingredients such as cashews for peanuts. If you prefer to change up a few vegetable add-ins, it will not change the flavor much, the secret is in the combination of the ingredients in the sauce, keep that as it is in the recipe for best flavor


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Asian Noodles Lao Gan Ma

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Asian Noodles Lao Gan Ma is absolutely the best Asian noodle recipe I have ever tried, better than takeout or even some fancy restaurant. The dish has layers of sweet spicy flavors that develop a sauce that you will be willing to lick the pan for.

Note: Be sure to read through the recipe’s post for tips and details about this recipe.

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  • Toast sesame seeds in a 350-degree oven for 4 to 6 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
  • Next, prepare the sauce in a large bowl by mixing together the light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, Chinese black vinegar, scallion, ginger, garlic, Laoganma (Lao Gan Ma) Spicy Chili Crisp , sesame oil, and toasted sesame seeds.
  • Heat the olive oil in a pan using medium heat, and fry the peanuts for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring every minute or so until cooked through. Drizzle the hot oil and cashews into the sauce base.
  • Soak and then boil the rice noodles per package instructions. Once the rice noodles are a minute away from done, add in the bok choy to blanch. Cook for the remaining minute, and then drain the noodles. Pour the sauce base over the noodles, stir to combine, and top with chopped cilantro.
Cuisine: Asian
Course: Main Dish
Author: Gina Dickson

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Asian noodles layered with spicy sauce and topped with sesame seeds

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