Pretty good for a hot summer night.I deleted the red pepper flakes and used the sweet red chile sauce.
Oriental Cold Noodle Salad
15 ounces dried soba noodles
1 1/2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1/3 cup soy sauce
juice from one lime
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons red pepper flakes, or to taste (optional)
1 cup finely grated carrot
1/4 cup coarsely chopped salted peanuts
1. In a large pot, cook soba noodles according to package directions. Drain, rinse noodles with cold water, and set aside.
2. Pour into a large bowl the sesame oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce, and lime juice. Mix in lime zest, brown sugar, garlic, and red pepper flakes; stir until sugar dissolves. Toss in carrots, peanuts, and cilantro.
3. Cut noodles into 3-inch lengths. Stir into dressing mixture. Cover, and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
4. Toss salad again before serving. If dry, splash with soy sauce and vinegar. Serve cold.