How would you describe something that is far too heavy to be a salad, but is still a touch too light to be a main course? All I can say is that I simply refer to it as lunch!
This, dear readers, is the Cold Asian Noodles (P 135.00 for a full-serve) dish from Peanut Butter Company. It consists of wheat noodles cooked al dente and rinsed in very cold water and a dressing that will remind diners of either or both of two things: Indonesian gado-gado and a Japanese wafu dressing. The shop’s sesame peanut butter is whipped together with what I assume to be a particularly delectable mixture of soy sauce, rice vinegar, and a touch of dark sesame oil – the rich nutty kind whose aroma permeates the dish.
Adding a well-needed crunch is the addition of chilled shredded cucumber and diced tomatoes. What you get in the end is a yummy amalgam of flavors and textures: sweet, sharp, mellow, soft, crunchy, and nutty all at the same time.
Don’t let the fact that there is absolutely no meat in this dish. As a lunch main, it does a great job of giving you energy to face the rest of a hectic day because it’s so healthy. Add a cherry Coke or a cherry Dr. Pepper and you’re definitely good to go. ;D