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This vegetarian version of a popular Chinese dish called Bon Bon Chi is amazingly flavorful. Take care not to overcook the vermicelliwhen it’s just tender to the bite, it’s ready. If you like your noodles very saucy, use all of the sesame dressing; otherwise, use leftover dressing to spoon over pasta or rice.
Bring large pot of lightly salted water to a boil for vermicelli. Meanwhile, in large skillet, heat sesame oil over medium-high heat. Stir in asafetida if desired and tofu. Sprinkle with liquid aminos and cook, stirring often, until tofu is golden-brown, about 7 minutes.
Add asparagus, sprinkle lightly with salt, cover and cook until crisp-tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Immediately remove from heat; set aside.
Add vermicelli to boiling water; stir to prevent sticking. Cook until just tender, about 6 minutes. Drain, rinse under cold running water and drain well.
Transfer noodles to large bowl; add half of the Sesame Dressing and season with salt and freshly ground pepper to taste. Toss well. Spoon asparagus-tofu mixture on top, sprinkle with cucumber and drizzle with some remaining Sesame Dressing. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve.
- Calories 181
- Carbohydrate Content 16 g
- Cholesterol Content 0 mg
- Fat Content 11 g
- Fiber Content 3 g
- Protein Content 6 g
- Saturated Fat Content 2 g
- Sodium Content 17 mg
- Sugar Content 0 g