During the summer of 1999, I subsisted almost solely on the cheapest menu item at the Chinese food truck: peanut noodle salad. A little spicy, a little sweet, a little salty, chewy Chinese noodles with cucumbers, peppers, and scallions coated in a chunky peanut sauce was a tasty, filling meal that I only occasionally got tired of. Had I known how easy it is to make at home, requiring not much more than a few pantry staples and some fresh vegetables, I would have even been able to add some cheap gin to fully flesh out my minibar.
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[Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt] Note: Fresh Chinese wheat noodles are available in most Asian markets. 1/4 pound dried linguini, fettucini, or spaghetti can be substituted if fresh Chinese noodles are unavailable. About the author: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt is the Managing...