1 Pound fresh Chinese noodles
4 scallions -- chopped
2 Teaspoons chili oil
2 Teaspoons sesame seed oil
2 Tablespoons vinegar
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 Teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper -- (fresh ground)
1 Teaspoon msg -- (optional)
2 fresh red peppers chopped.


1. Cook the noodles in boiling water for 3 minutes, then drain. Rinse them in cold water until they are cool, then set aside to drain.

2. Make the sauce by mixing together all of the other ingredients.

3. Heat 50 ml oil in a wok. When it is hot, pour in the sauce mixture, and then the noodles. Stir well to cover the noodles with sauce, then remove and cool.

Author's Notes: This recipe is an easy prepare-ahead dish for a hot summer day. It makes a good barbecue side dish for all of us who are tired of potato salads.

You can serve this dish warm if you want, but it is better when cold. It is a good dish to prepare the previous day and leave in the refrigerator overnight.