Chinese Noodle Salad
For the dressing-
1-2 star anise,
1/2 cup dark soy sauce,
2 tsp sesame oil,
A pinch of sugar,
4-5 garlic cloves,
1/2 cup rice Wine Vinegar
3 tsp palm oil. (optional)
For the salad-
100gms ramen noodles; boiled with little salt,
10 Iceberg Lettuce; torn into slighlty bigger pieces,
2 sprigs of scallions (spring onions); chopped,
1/2 of each red and yellow bell peppers; diced into cubes,
1/2 head of a small cabbage,
Sprouts as per choice,
1 Cucumber; deseeded and diced,
2-3 leaves of Pakchoy (Bok Choi or Pak Choi); chopped,
Salt and Pepper to taste.
In a saucepan add soy sauce, sesame oil, star anise and put on flame. Then add a pinch of sugar, garlic cloves and mix and keep it on low flame till it thickens. Remove from flame and drain, then add vinegar and palm oil mix and cool this in the refrigerator before using.
Mix all the veggies and noodles in a salad bowl, sprinkle some salt and pepper. Add the above dressing and toss lightly.