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This recipe from our Cubicle Cuisine feature makes two to four servings, so you’ve got enough to share with your cubemate or some extra for a late-night snack.
What to buy: Udon noodles are Japanese wheat noodles, and soba noodles are Japanese buckwheat noodles. They can be found in gourmet grocery stores or in Asian markets. If you’re having a hard time finding them, you can substitute whole-wheat linguine or spaghetti.
Beverage pairing: Clean Slate Riesling, Germany. This wine results from a partnership between German and American interests, hence the comprehensible, non-Teutonic name. But it’s simple: Pure citrus, ginger, and mineral notes make it a perfect match for the noodle salad, and its hint of sweetness means that you can ramp up the chile as much as you want.