Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Noodle Workshop - Tan Men Noodle

"Tan Men" means a bowl of noodle with clear soup.

Simple & healthy,
No oil, 
No MSG, and
Low in calorie version of the recipe...  The flavor of veggies is packed in the noodle bowl.

Total calorie is approx. under 400 cal.

1 bowl of soup stock.
1 clove of garlic, sliced
Vegetable in your fridge which has sweet flavor.  As much as you want.  (e.g. carrot, onion, bok choy, bean sprouts, cabbage, nappa, shitake mushroom.)
1 noodle, non-fried. > http://greenoodles.com/
Sea salt, as salty as you like
2 table spoon sake
White pepper

1.  In the pot, pour a little bit of soup stock.  Throw in garlic.  Then, throw in all vegetables starting from the ones with hard texture (e.g. carrots, onion).
2. Once veggies are softened, pour rest of the soup, and add sea salt and sake into the pot.
3. Warm up the noodle bowl.
4. Cook (boil) a noodle in another pot.  Once done, drain it well, and put it in the noodle bowl.  Pour the vegetables and soup on top of it.
5. Add white pepper.

Add chopped green onion, cilantro, sesame seeds, sesame oil, etc. on the top of the noodle.  The flavor is so simple, you can play with it as much as you like.


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