Saturday, March 26, 2011

Japanese Noodle Soup

I love noodles.  Love.them.  It can be cheesy, saucey Italian, sweet Pad Thai, chewy Kluski egg noodles, Spaetzle or Udon.  I won't turn down a plate (or bowl) of pasta.  Never.

Tonight we were craving Udon noodles.  There is no good noodle shop anywhere near us so we decided to try and make our own soup.  I found Asian Mushroom Soup on my favorite cooking website and decided to give it a try.  Here's what I ended up with:

It turned out great!  It was very simple to make and hearty too.  I didn't even add the chicken breast but we didn't miss it.  Seems my store didn't have anything smaller than a 4 lb head of cabbage so instead I used a bag of pre-cut cole slaw.  It was the exact amount I needed, a time saver and was even on sale.   I bought some fresh ginger to use but apparently the bagger missed it as it wasn't in any of my bags when I got home.  I'd like to know how much of a difference that would have made as I thought the seasoning was pretty good as it was.  Hubby did add a few drops of fish sauce to his bowl and deemed it "perfect". 

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