When I just began to leap into my 30+, it suddenly dawned on me that I had been neglecting my hair all the while. Probably that’s also the time when all the stress of life and work perils start to pile up and you start to freak out upon spotting those strands of grey hair sprouting. It wasn’t that significant in the beginning, but ever since it started, it seems to be getting pretty much “out of control” as time past by. The amazing rate at which these grey companions start to surround you seems to remind you of your ageing grace ever since.
And being a vain one as are all ladies, I could not resist but starting to expose my hair to all kinds of chemical treatments just to ensure the grey ones are kept at bay. But somehow, it has come to my attention that all these measures are quite temporary and superficial. The lifestyle, the emotions and most importantly, the diet are the crucial factors in determining the hair condition.
Maintaining a disciplined lifestyle, delighting in healthy food ingredients and enjoying more of home fed cooked foods are by far the most effective and au natural means to keep that crowning glory in its most robust state. So now you know why I so loved about whipping up my own meals and indulging in them. Nothing beats, yes literally nothing can beat the prized possession of own home cooked meals because you get to know what goes into your body and how it affects your entire well being.
So when the old folks told me Black Sesame is actually a superb “antidote” for maintaining an awesomely jet black glory, of course I have to give it a shot right? After all, compared with expensive and temporary hair measures, how much is black sesame in comparison ? And furthermore, it’s not that tough to incorporate a tad of black sesame into your daily cooking too (even though I must admit these blackie stuffs doesn’t look too sightly).
Hence, I decide I shall rejuvenate the black sesame into something that’s pleasing and appetizing such that there’s no qualms about enjoying it all and to top it up, it’s gonna be so fuss free and noob friendly that any non cooks can get it served up with minimal efforts. And so, here’s my share on an Asian Noodles with Black Sesame Sauce and Scallions. Even if you are a working adult, this dish can get you going in less than 30 minutes amidst a hectic working schedule. So what’s there to not ?
The whole focus is incorporating the black sesame sauce with the noodles and scallions, thus you are absolutely free to include any toppings desired. And knowing that a good source of omega-3 and proteins is beneficial to healthy hair growth as well, I also included some blanched salmon. Of course, it won’t be complete without adding some form of spice too ! Asian chili padi, it shall be it then !
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- 50g asian noodles (can be egg noodles / hong kong noodles)
- 3 tbsp black sesame seeds
- 2 tsp ginger, diced
- 2 tsp garlic, diced
- 2 tsp sesame oil
- 2 tbsp water
- 1 tsp light soya sauce
- 1 tbsp cooking oil
- 100ml chicken stock
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 spring scallions, cut into sections
- Chili padis, for serving
- Sesame oil, for serving
- Combine the black sesame seeds, ginger, garlic, sesame oil and water in a mortar and pound them till they resemble paste liked.
- Add in the light soya sauce, mix well and set aside.
- Heat up a pot of water till it boils. Add the asian noodles to the boiling water for approximately 1 minute.
- Drain immediately and place the noodles in a bowl of iced water briefly. Drain again and use the chopsticks to separate the noodles so that they does not stick together.
- Heat up a wok with 1 tbsp of cooking oil on low flame. Add the black sesame paste from Step 1 and stir fried briefly. Add in the stock and allows it to boil.
- Add in the noodles quickly and stir well using chopsticks with the black sesame paste. Add salt and pepper to taste, if preferred. If the noodles get dry, adjust with more stock if necessary.
- Off the flame and add in the scallions accordingly. Drizzle with some sesame oil before serving with some chili padi. Serve hot immediately.