This ginger scallion noodle recipe, adapted from Momofuku: A Cookbook, by David Chang and Peter Meehan, pays homage to one of one of the most celebrated restaurant dishes in New York City: the $6.95 "lo mien with ginger and scallions" at Great N.Y. Noodletown in Manhattan's Chinatown district.
Ginger scallion sauce is a mother sauce for Chang, who uses it often at his restaurants. You should too: Stir a few tablespoons into a bowl of hot noodles, drizzle it over rice topped with a fried egg, or use it as a condiment for grilled meat or seafood.
- 2 1⁄2 cups thinly sliced scallions (greens and whites, from 1–2 large bunches)
- 1⁄2 cup finely grated peeled fresh ginger
- 1⁄4 cup grapeseed or other neutral oil
- 1 1⁄2 tsp. light soy sauce
- 3⁄4 tsp. sherry vinegar
- 3⁄4 tsp. kosher salt, plus more to taste
- 6 cups (1 lb.) cooked ramen noodles
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