Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Which Side are you on?

The Food Network Magazine has a feature each month called "Which Side are you On?" with two different takes on dishes, that people can vote for which they prefer (e.x. New England clam chowder, or Manhattan clam chowder, etc.).  This month was cold noodles vs. hot noodles.

Now, if I were simply asked that question, I'd always pick hot noodles.  I prefer hot food in general to cold food.  But, we decided to actually put the recipes to the test and try both of them.

We made the peanut-chicken noodle salad first.

It was great!  It was even better the next day with sriracha on top - mmmmm!

Then we made the hot noodles, dan dan noodles.

Although this dish was good, we found it too oily, not worth all the steps required, and not as good as the cold noodle salad.

Just goes to show, you need to try before you decide!

Which would you vote for if simply asked which you like better:

Cold noodles or hot?
Chili or stew?
Soup or salad?


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

That's a tough one! I would have to say hot noodles, but the other 2 questions I am sort of on the fence. If I had to choose, though, I'd say chili, and salad.

Anonymous said...

I'm with you: hot noodles. Love the big, fat ones :)

I make chili way more than I make stew.

I most often choose salad, but sometimes in the winter, when I'm totally chilled, I'll go with soup.

suki said...

cold noodles - i just really like vietnamese cold noodles. i'd pick chili and depending on how the day is going, either soup or salad equally. :)