Someone asked me for this…cannot remember who…are you out there? They were hoping to approximate those horrible noodles the kids eat I think, 'Mee Goreng' and I am not ashamed to say it, my 16 year old eats them like there is no tomorrow. It is a cheap filler for his hollow legs, and I have bowed to the pressure. We have great hoardes of them in our store room….(he is child number five and seriously hungry ALL the time!)
This is a lot healthier than Mee Goreng, and so much nicer. It could join the fake-away list I am compiling for those of you who prefer fresh healthy fast food! Enjoy!
- 400 g noodles of choice (I used udon stick noodles)
- 1 Litre water
- 2 eschalots
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 2 tsp sweet paprika
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- 2 dried chillies, soaked in boiling water
- 55 g miso paste
- 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
- 1 tsp shrimp paste
- 2 tbsp tamari or soy sauce
- 2 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp dark brown sugar (or Billingtons molasses sugar)
- 2 tbsp toasted sesame oil
- 2 tbsp sesame seeds, toasted
- Pink Salt Flakes Sea salt to taste BUY
- Red or green cabbage
- Sprouts of choice
- Spring onions/ shallots
- Kimchi (optional)
- Sesame leaves, shredded (Perilla leaves, optional)
- 2 - 3 eggs, hard boiled
Place noodles and water into Thermo bowl and cook 10 min/100ºC/Reverse + speed 1.
Drain noodles and plunge into cold water. Keep in insulated serving bowl in cold water until ready to assemble.
Prepare sauce by placing all ingredients into Thermo bowl and blending 6 sec/speed 6. Scrape down sides of bowl and saute 5 min/Varoma/speed 1.
Meanwhile prep all the garnishes, boiling, shredding or julienned as needed.
Stir sauce through noodles and top with all prepped garnishes before serving.