Too often enough, at the dawn of a night of ravenous drinking and dancing, I end up hungry.

I am assuming this is the case for a lot of young adults celebrating one of life’s simplest pleasure, the devil’s sweet nectar.  It is clear that a post-alcohol hankering is a scientific fact. Many culinary establishments have begun serving food late night that appeals to the most intoxicated of minds.  The all-day breakfast specials come to mind, the 24/7 drive-thrus at fast food restaurants, and in my hometown, Peppi Panini and their signature 11pm-3am hours and famous panini pressed sandwiches.

Before converting to the vegetarian diet, my tipsy escapades were nothing but gravy.  I never had issues with finding a dish that could most satisfy my current state of inebriation and my night owl schedule.  Then everything changed.  I was having an immense amount of trouble with late night snacks in general. I was sick of having the stale Mcdonald’s fries every time.  I had to design a recipe that satisfied my cravings.  So here it is.

I just want to clarify that this recipe does not promote alcohol abuse, it is simply a way to avoid jealousy late at night when your friends are glowing with the radiance of culinary satisfaction.  This dish is QUICK, easy to make, and most importantly, delicious.

These are my quick noodles with spicy peanut sauce.


What you’ll need

1 pack of average rice noodles (I like a thicker noodle to take on the sauce.)

2 tbsp of peanut butter

1 tsp rice vinegar

1 tsp soy sauce

3 drops of fish sauce

1 tsp of hot sauce

1 clove garlic

1/2 a cup crushed peanuts

1 tsp of sesame oil (Vegetable oil if you don’t have any)

1 chopped green onion (optional)

How you’ll do it

  1. Soak the noodles in hot water until they are soft.
  2. In a pan or a wok, add all the elements into the pan and cook until you get a golden brown sauce.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon of water if the sauce seems to thick.
  4. Finally, add the noodles to the sauce, and cook for 2 minutes, while tossing.
  5. Top with peanuts and onions.

This is so simple to make and you will be sure to go to sleep satisfied.  Enjoy!