Noodles with GARLIC and Sesame

Easy sesame noodles in takeout style for busy weeknights. This 30-minute meal is quick and easy, and the entire family will love it!

I did not just order pizza.

I meant. I meant.

The Museum of Food and Drink hosted an exclusive LEAN Cuisine tasting experience.

I know.

There is a museum dedicated to food and drinks.

I had the opportunity to visit their exhibit Chow – Making Chinese American Restaurant.

I was glued to my fortune cookie dispenser despite the beautiful takeout boxes that were suspended from floor to ceiling.


It didn’t fit into my bag when I brought it back to Los Angeles.

I managed to fit 27 fortune cookies in my purse.

What I inhaled during the flight home.

It was a real treat to meet this team of highly-trained chefs from LEAN CUISINE.

I watched and listened in amazement as they prepared an inspired recipe from their latest dish. I learned about nutrition and the care that went into each of their words.

The highlight of the evening was this.

Garlic Sesame noodles with beef is the newest flavor, and it’s made from scratch, using only fresh ingredients.

I was so excited that I immediately boarded a plane back to LA, bringing all the “stolen fortune cookies.”

This noodle dish was something I had to cook for myself.

I stuck as closely as possible to the original recipe, using garlic noodles, flank beef (LEAN-CUISINE chefs use prime rib), carrots, and bell peppers with a garlic soy sauce.

Then, I will be eating all my garlic noodles and fortune cookies as dessert instead of going out with friends.


  • Two 5.6-ounce Yaki-Soba seasoning packets, refrigerated, were discarded
  • Olive oil one tablespoon
  • One pound of flank steak thinly sliced against the grain
  • Red bell peppers, 1 sliced
  • One carrot thinly sliced
  • One head of broccoli, cut into florets
  • One thinly sliced green onion
  • Half a teaspoon of sesame seeds

For the SAUCE

  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • Four cloves of garlic, minced
  • Brown sugar two tablespoons, packaged
  • Add more sambal or fresh ground chile paste to taste.
  • One tablespoon of oyster sauce
  • Freshly grated Ginger, 1 Tablespoon
  • Sesame Oil, 1 Teaspoon


  • In a small dish, combine soy sauce with brown sugar, oyster sauce, and Ginger. Set aside.
  • Add Yaki-Soba to boiling water and cook for 1-2 minutes until the noodles are loosened. Drain well.
  • Over medium heat, heat olive oil in a large pan. Add the steak, and cook it, flipping it once, for about 3-4 minutes. Set aside.
  • Add bell peppers and carrots to the skillet. Stir frequently and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • Stir Yaki-Soba and broccoli into the soy sauce mixture for 3-4 minutes, or until the broccoli is soft and the sauce has thickened. Stir in steak and sauce until evenly coated. About 1 minute.
  • Garnish with sesame and green onion, if you wish.

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