No Monkey Business: Quick & Easy Chinese Cold Noodle Dishes

Our Favourite Five!

Keep your cool over summer, but still get your fix of delicious Chinese dishes with our five favourite cold Chinese noodle dishes. Though the recipes are not strictly extracted from their respective Chinese regions, these dishes are all inspired by the flavours of the classic cuisine, offering a variation in noodle styles and sauce bases. Most cold noodle dishes are used as a side to meaty mains and even bread main dishes, however, if you want to use one or all of these recipes as your meal staple, go right ahead! We love all of them, so best try them all and let the family decide on which one they want to eat again and again.

Cold Chinese Summer Noodles

Thin rice noodles tossed through a rainbow of vegetables. This dish has lovable simplicity with fresh and vibrant flavours.

No Monkey Business: Quick & Easy Chinese Cold Noodle Dishes

Cold Sesame Egg Noodles

Simple and quick to make, if you haven’t tried egg noodles before in stir fries and other Asian dishes, try them now.

No Monkey Business: Quick & Easy Chinese Cold Noodle Dishes

Cold Peanut Sesame Noodles

Using thicker noodles, this dish benefits from a smooth, creamy peanut ‘butter’ texture and a squeeze of fresh lime gives it a lift and a zesty kick – just what you need on hot summer days.

No Monkey Business: Quick & Easy Chinese Cold Noodle Dishes

Cold Bean Noodle Salad with Mushroom Medley

Experiment with different mushrooms in this dish, incorporating noodles made out of mung bean paste for a peculiar texture similar to jelly.

No Monkey Business: Quick & Easy Chinese Cold Noodle Dishes

Liang Fen Mung bean noodle salad

Learn how to make your own mung bean noodles in this tasty dish.

No Monkey Business: Quick & Easy Chinese Cold Noodle Dishes

Compiled by Julie Johnson.