Toronto Life Insider Chef's Pantry | Quarantine Cuisine: Uncle Mikey's punchy peanut noodle
Toronto Life's Quarantine Cuisine series features signature recipes created by Toronto chefs. Every month features a different make-at-home dish from a popular Toronto restaurant menu. We hope you enjoy them. This month, learn how to make Uncle Mikey's punchy peanut noodle at home.
Toronto Life Quarantine Cuisine
CHEF MIKEY KIM
Chef - Uncle Mikey's
When travel is a thing again, Uncle Mikey’s chef Mikey Kim will be overdue for a return to New York’s Lower East Side, for a paper plate of egg noodles with a splash of peanut sauce. The heart wants what it wants, and for Kim, the $2 (in 2008) dish from a restaurant called Shu Jiao Fu Zhou brings back powerful taste memories of his culinary school days. “I go every time I visit NYC, and I love it,” Kim says.
When he opened Uncle Mikey’s in Brockton Village in 2017, he spun up his own version, which he calls Starving Artist Noodles; it’s still on the takeout menu, even as Uncle Mikey’s has pivoted to become a bottle shop. The velvety sauce clings to every noodle strand with a toasty-sweet grip, and it’s hard to imagine a more satisfying dish for just $5. It’s also one that can be whipped up at home in no time. Here’s how.
Exclusive Recipe by Chef Mikey Kim
Starving Artist Noodles
simple and quick diy dinner idea
3 tbsp canola oil
1 tbsp ginger, finely minced
1 scallion stalk - finely chopped
1 tsp coarse gochugaru chili pepper
½ cup smooth peanut butter
3 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp hoisin sauce
1 tbsp sugar or stevia
2 tbsp sesame seeds, toasted sesame oil
¼ cup water
malt vinegar (optional)
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