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25. Share Your Favorite Cuisine
Okay so if you read my blog often (um.... thanks I guess) then you can probably guess that my favorite cuisine is anything which you can legitimately use chopsticks for. Not that I have many qualms with eating spaghetti bolognans and veggie chili with chopsticks.... but anything I can eat using chopsticks without raising eyebrows is always nice. Although tbh - my family think I should just use a knife and fork period. But ah well.
So..... I guess that means that my favorite cuisine is something Asian.
Which to be honest- is perfectly fine with me.
I guess that Asian isn't really a cuisine. I should probably narrow it down a bit.... but how to choose? I mean- sweet and sour? spring rolls? TEA? miso soup? sushi? stir fry? coconut milk pudding? fortune cookies?
I mean.... seriously..... how am I supposed to choose?
So I'll narrow it down another way....
Rice or noodles?
Noodles won- but really only because they are a lot quicker/easier to cook. I mean- pan + boiling water + 5 mins = done. No washing or meaning and a lot less waiting.
So.... noodles..... where next?
What next was really a case of what I was in the mood for at the time. And due to the fact I had a cold and wanted warming and comforting..... I wanted ramen,
Mind you.... who doesn't always ramen?
- 1 serving of noodles
- 1/2 cup of cooked aduki beans
- 1 cup of stir fry veg (I used a frozen mix - but any veggie mix should be fine - whatever you have)
- 1-2 spring onions
- 2/3-1 cups sliced mushrooms
- 1 Tablespoon miso soup
- 1 cup boiling water
- OPTIONAL: Chili sauce (your favorite type)
- A few tablespoons of chopped seaweed (like nori or seaweed snacks)
Cook the noodles according to the packet. Rinse briefly and place in your favorite (or only) bowl
- Layer the aduki beans on top of the noodles
- Cook the stir fry veggies until just cooked and add to the bowl
- Slice the spring onion, and add to the bowl
- Slice the mushrooms (if not already sliced) and stir fry till cooked
- Boil the water, and mix with the miso
- Add the mushrooms, seaweed and chili sauce (if using)
- Pour the miso soup over everything in the bowl. This 'reheats' everything- so don't worry if the noodles are starting to go cold. Enjoy - the full cup of soup on top of everything else makes quite a full bowl full. Like I said- enjoy.
I do assemble this in quite a layered- one at a time fashion. You don't have to do it this way - you can do it more together if you want.