Friday, May 13, 2011

Vegetables Simmered Somen Noodles

Due to issues, I lost my original post. Hope all the precious comments can be recovered  :(
I thought somen noodles only work well in soups, as noodle soups. Not so. I tried simmering them with Laticino (Dino) kale, cabbage, carrots in a wok of wet "stir-fry" and this Vegetables Simmered Somen Noodles kinda work!

The key step is to pre-fry the onions till they are slightly charred and caramelized; then add the ginger, carrots, garlic and fry to combine. When carrots slightly softened, add the cabbage, combine well with mixture, add 1-2cups water/broth and let it simmer low-medium heat for about 15 minutes or more till flavors develop. Finally add the thin shreds of kale (Note: Use the technique similar to Collard Greens). When kale turn tender, season with sea salt and ground white pepper.

This is not your typical Chow Mien (fried noodles) yet not a noodle soup. Do you like it?

Sharing this with Presto Pasta Nights hosted by Jacqueline of Tinned Tomatoes. Also the above cooking tips for Tip Day Thursday.

This noodle dish (~USD4.00) is also part of May $20 Budget Meal - Specific Ingredient - Tofu/Beancurd. Do check in for the tofu dish which will be coming soon!


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