Grandpa’s Garlic Noodles

When my family and I went back to Taiwan years and years ago, I remember waking up in the middle of the night extremely jet lagged and absolutely famished. My grandpa (bless his heart!) woke up and made me noodles – and there was no stopping him. Truth be told, he only made these noodles for me once, but it’s a dish that has made a long-lasting impression in my memory. Though he thinks nothing of it, it’s also a recipe that I hold near and dear to my heart. This dish has even sustained me through my poor college student days; it’s my girl version of bachelor food. Plus, it’s so quick and easy to whip up, I felt compelled to share my grandpa’s love with y’all.

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Grandpa’s Garlic Noodles Recipe
Serves: 1 | Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cooking Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:
1 small fistful thin wheat noodles
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
2 teaspoons less sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
¼ teaspoon pure sesame oil
¼ teaspoon hot water
2 inches green onion, diced (optional: garnishment)
1 dash sesame seed (optional: garnishment)

Directions:
1. Boil water in pot.
2. While water is boiling, peel garlic cloves and thinly mince.
4. When water boils, add noodles to pot until it boils again.
5. While water is boiling, wash and dice green onion.
6. Strain and remove noodles from pot, placing noodles in a bowl.
7. Mix garlic, soy sauce, olive oil, sesame oil, and water with noodles.
8. Garnish with green onion and sesame seed. Enjoy!

Best,
Phoebe

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