A quintessential warm-weather dish, Basile’s summer noodles cook quickly and can be eaten hot, at room temperature, or chilled. Made from mung beans, these cellophane noodles are cooling and detoxifying, while the scallions, garlic, ginger, and chili are warming and aromatic and help to open pores and regulate body temperature.
1. Soak noodles in warm water for 10–15 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a sauté pan over medium heat (Try 8″ Stone Earth Frying Pan by Ozeri). Add the garlic, ginger, chili flakes, and 3/4 of the scallions. Sauté until fragrant and lightly browned, being careful not to burn.
3. Add soaked noodles along with rice wine, rice vinegar, soy sauce, and stock. Increase heat to medium-high, and cook, stirring frequently, until liquids have evaporated.
4. Garnish with remaining scallions.