Spicy Fat Noodles with Snow Peas

Last week, my friend Cecilia and I went to see Ina Garten at Sixth & I. It was a fabulous evening. See the instagram photo of me Cecilia took below :) I cannot wait to make something from the book!

After the event, we decided to get something to eat and I suggested Chinatown Express. I've eaten at this little restaurant a few years ago and was looking forward to introducing Cecilia to it. We ordered an appetizer of dumplings to share and I decided to get a bowl of the noodle, beef & vegetables soup. It was great!! The noodles were fat and freshly made, the beef was incredibly tender, and I felt good about having huge pieces of bok choy. Even though I slurped all the the liquid and ate all the beef and bok choy, there were still plenty of noodles left in the bowl. Not wanting to waste them, I took them home.

Below is a quick dish I created with the leftover noodles and a few other ingredients I had at home.

Spicy Fat Noodles with Snow Peas
Serves 1

1 teaspoon olive oil
1-2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1-2 teaspoons minced ginger
1 cup snow peas, halved
salt to taste
1 cup leftover noodles
Sriracha to taste
1 scallion, sliced 

1. Heat the oil in a skillet. Add garlic and ginger and saute for a minute. Do NOT burn.
2. Add the snow peas, season with salt and saute for 5 minutes.
3. Add the noodles, heat through and add as much or as little of Sriracha as you want.
4. Serve in a bowl topped with scallions.

Have you made something from restaurant leftovers recently? Share your creations!


Belinda said...

Definitely one of my favorite DC stops. Great noodles!

Anna Berman said...

Is it the new slate background? I like!

Anna Berman said...

Is this the new slate background? I like!

Kimble Guzewich said...

I was there too! I knew Ina was a bit sassy but I didn't know just how much!

Olga @ MangoTomato said...

ha! I ♥ed that she said "shit" :)

Dixya Bhattarai said...

noodles are such a comforting dish. Love the fat ones simply stir fried or in soup :)

Olga @ MangoTomato said...

or with a fried egg on top!

Evi said...

What a great idea to use everything up- I'm sometimes really bad about things like that. Looks yummy! And I've actually never tried this Chinese place, Sam's & my favorite is "Jackey Cafe" because when we didn't eat meat (for a bit...I know, crazy!) it was the only one that had a lot of veggie options!

Megan said...

I love Asian noodle dishes. I am vowing to make more of them at home this year. This looks like a great one to start with!