Thursday, 10 July 2008
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!