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This is a ‘rack and stack’ sort of meal ( in Engineering speak ) for a lazy Saturday lunch when it is too hot to venture out for lunch and cooking up a storm is unthinkable.
This concoction is so eye rolling good that I had an encore performance barely less than a week after the first attempt. The dish came about because I was looking for ways to consume my unsweetened soy milk. It is not my family’s favorite precisely because it is unsweetened but when combined with the bonito broth and spicy meat sauce, everything is forgotten and forgiven!
The presence of soy milk makes a lot of difference to the outcome. The noodles become moist and ‘silky’ and the bonito gives it a sophisticated overtone. It is the best of Sino and Japanese concept in a single bowl.
3 cloves garlic, minced
300g minced pork
1 can of spicy mushroom and chilli paste
2 T Chinese wine
2 T sesame oil
½ cup water
3 cups of soy milk , unsweetened added with 1 cup of bonito broth
3 portions of spinach noodles
3 cups of bean sprouts
scallions, fried onions, cut chilli
heat a tablespoon of oil in a pot.
Brown the garlic.
Add pork and brown.
Add chilli paste, oil, wine and then water.
Cook until bubbling.
In a big pot, bring water to a rolling boil.
Cook noodles according to instructions.
Just 1 minute before removing the noodles, add bean sprouts into the water.
To assemble, portion out noodles to 3 bowls.
Ladle soy broth on the noodles.
Top with minced meat sauce.
Garnish with scallions, spring onions and red chillis.
Wait for the noodles to soak up the broth, 1 minute.