November 21, 2015

RECIPE: Spicy Peanut Noodle Bowls

When I went to Portland for the first time, Thomas took me to a place that served these amazing noodle bowls. I don't remember any specifics of them (I was way too excited to be in Portland that I don't even remember much! haha) except that they were spicy and had a creamy peanut sauce. I liked the texture of the pasta, too, because it was very al dente. Now, each time I go to Portland, the first stop we make is to "the noodle bowl place" (Shanghai Tunnel).

I perused Pinterest trying to find a recipe that sounded like it may be similar. I found this one, and then modified a few things to my liking. It was DELICIOUS! Sweet, sour, creamy, crunchy... I will be making this often. I wish the serving size was bigger, but then again, I could eat a pound of pasta all by my lonesome ;)

Spicy Peanut Noodle Bowls

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Spicy Peanut Noodle Bowls

8 oz. dry brown rice spaghetti (I used this instead of wheat pasta because the firmer texture is perfect; but use whatever kind of pasta you'd like)
2 Tbsp. canola oil
3/4 tsp. sesame oil
2-1/2 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 tsp. rice vinegar
1/2 to 1 tsp. of sriracha (I used about 3/4 of a teaspoon)
2 Tbsp. creamy peanut butter
1 Tbsp. honey
1 clove garlic, minced
2 green onions, sliced very thin
dash (about 1/8 tsp) red pepper flakes
1 Tbsp. sesame seeds
1/4 of a green pepper, sliced very thin
6 baby carrots (or 1/2 medium carrot), julienned
1/4 cup peanuts, roughly chopped


Cook the brown rice pasta according to package directions.

While pasta is cooking, combine oils, soy sauce, vinegar, sriracha, peanut butter, honey, garlic, green onions, red pepper flakes, and sesame seeds in a bowl, and stir until uniform (I put it in a Tupperware container with a lid and then shake it really hard).

When the pasta is done cooking, drain it and return it to the pot. Add the sauce, green peppers, carrots, and peanuts, and stir to combine. Makes 3-4 portions.


  1. I just tried to print this recipe and it wont let me copy it! Just thought I would give you a heads up!

    1. Ugh, sorry! I am slowly working on converting all the recipes to PDF. If you highlight the text, and press Control + C, it will copy it. (Right click is disabled, because people keep stealing my before and after photos!)


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