Thursday, 10 July 2008

noodles


One of my friends used to call me Noodles, because I like them so much. I don't post many noodle dishes because they're my default fast dinner food, and if I'm making a fast dinner food, I probably don't think to take a picture and post it. Last night, however, was an exception, since I almost spilled noodles on my computer, thus reminding me of it's existence just in time for me to snap a photo. Soba noodles with eggplant. If you're a fast chopper like me, you can do the entire eggplanty bit while the soba noodles boil, I swear. Fry the eggplant in a bit of sesame oil. When it starts to get crispy on the outside, add red pepper and fresh ginger. When you're just about ready to eat, throw on a sauce made of soy sauce, mirin, sake (or vermouth, if you're classy like me). At this point, I had some grand plan to add edamame for colour, but I was so hungry that I forgot about it. Anyway, if you're less absentminded than I am, add something green. When th sauce reduces a bit, put the whole mess in a bowl. Top with japanese pepper flakes (combo of pepper, citrus and sesame), crushed sesame seeds, crumbled nori, and pickled ginger. Sluuuuuuuuuuuuuuuurp!

3 comments:

medici said...

mmmmMmmmmmMmmmmmmm! Just looking at this picture fills my nostrils with the virtual smells of delicious vegan quickie food prepared expertly by the Kitchen Dancer. In fact, I may have to leave work *immediately* just to sate my appetite! The pickled ginger. The vermouth. The soba noodles. The slurping. How irresistible...

vegandwhatnot said...

I hearts noodles too. I'm a rice noodle girl, myself, and by the sound of it, this dish would be great with them too. I don't think I've ever had soba noodles, actually. Now I have something to hunt for at the health food store when I actually get a day off.

sinead said...

Mmmmmm... rice noodles would totally work. I tend to stay away from them, if only because I can eat infinite rice noodles and never get full, which is kinda fun and kind of annoying all at once. You can find soba at stores that carry japanese stuff, and there are good instructions for cooking them at www.justhungry.com. i have this fantasy of making my own soba, but i've only tried once so far.