Ma La Cold Pasta – 麻辣涼意面

A unique variation of sze chuan liang mian (麻辣涼面), but using San Remo angel hair pasta, this recipe is bound to be a hit with the mala lovers; one that really plays with your tastebuds with the mala spice and ‘shiok’ cold noodles.

First we soak the cooked angel hair pasta in an ice bath to keep it nice and cold. Then comes a sauce mix using mala paste, and the stir frying of enoki mushrooms, black fungus, lotus roots and other vegetables.

It’s nicely finished by mixing the pasta with a chilli mixture, and topping with fried mala vegetables. Share this with your mala-loving friends!

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  • Servings: 2

  • Time: 45 minutes

  • Skill: Easy

Ingredients:

  1. 250g San Remo angel hair

  2. ½ cup chilli oil

  3. 2 tbsp Szechuan pepper oil

  4. 2 tsp chinese black vinegar

  5. 2 tbsp light soy sauce

  6. ½ tbsp chilli flakes

  7. ½ tbsp chilli powder

  8. 1 tbsp Szechuan pepper (ground)

  9. 50g deep fried garlic

  10. 50g deep fried shallots

  11. Ingredients

    Stir fried mala vegetables:

    1. 2 tbsp oil

    2. 100g mala paste

    3. 2 chilli padis (chopped)

    4. 1 tbsp minced garlic

    5. 150g lotus roots (sliced)

    6. 100g enoki mushrooms

    7. 100g black fungus

    8. 50g bean sprouts

    9. 2 stalks spring onions (chopped)

    10. Peanuts and coriander for garnish

    Steps:

    1. Boil 5 liters of water with 1 tbsp of salt. Cook San Remo angel hair for 2 minutes. Strain and place into ice bath.

    2. In a pan, heat 2 tbsp oil. Add minced garlic and chopped chilli padis, Stir fry until fragrant and add in mala paste.

    3. Add in enoki mushrooms, black fungus, bean sprouts and sliced lotus root.

    4. Stir fry until cook and set aside.

    5. Strain pasta and transfer to large mixing bowl.

    6. In a bowl add chilli oil, Szechuan oil, chinese black vinegar, light soy sauce, chilli flakes, chilli powder and ground Szechuan pepper. Mix well.

    7. Add chilli mixture to pasta along with deep fried garlic and shallots. Mix well.

    8. Serve pasta with stir fried mala vegetables. Garnish with peanuts and coriander.