Recently, like the rest of the planet, I have become obsessed with making my own noodle bowls. I love them because although they are healthy and light, you can jam pack them full of vegetables to satisfy even the hungriest guests.

I build my bowls with meat or vegetable based broth and of course noodles (I love soba or udon the best). I then choose a selection of vegetables, meat, eggs, garnishes etc to fill up the rest of the bowl.

Note: You can make this meal vegan by using vegetable stock, tamari and stick to vegetables, mushrooms etc.

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For the broth all you really need is chicken, beef or vegetable stock. You can of course build upon that basic stock.

I slowly bring 3 cups of stock up to a gentle boil. Then I add some garlic cloves, a small chunk of ginger (or galangal), several dried mushrooms and splashes of mirin seasoning and soy sauce. I find this makes enough broth for 2 bowls.

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I add boiling water to a large bowl and add 2 serves of soba noodles. I let them soften over 8 minutes and then give them a good rinse.

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Now this is the best bit, building the bowls. 🙂

Add noodles to each person’s serving bowl. Then pour enough broth to cover the noodles and then stack the bowls to the brim with everything else.

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Serving

Now you just need to sit down with your guests and and provide lots of garnishes and condiments. I love a few dried onions and a healthy squirt of sriracha hot sauce.

Happy slurping,

PK


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