Monday, August 29, 2011

Super Simple (Noodle) Soup

So we're familiar with the fact that I am all for inventing stuff, yes? I actually have commitment issues when it comes to recipes, (I have to tweak them, it's a problem). Anyway, this is another one of those ... stuffs. This is my current favourite thing to eat, especially as I have been under the weather and mostly lost my appetite, which of course results in me shoving copious amounts of vegetables in my body.

I invent these things, so please don't be fooled into thinking this is authentic to any cuisine, I just think it tastes good. If you need to brand it something, brand it as I do - 'Natty Food'.

Super Simple (Noodle) Soup

Take a clove of garlic and either a small knob of fresh ginger or a few shakes of dried and poach in a small amount of vigorously boiling water for 2-3 minutes. Add 1-2tsp of soy sauce and a few drops of sesame oil.
Take some vegetables, (I like a mix of 1/2 a bunch of bok choy, 2 sliced button mushrooms and about 1/3 of a head of broccoli, but I have used diced carrot and fresh baby corn before), and a serving of cubed tofu. Place in the pot with the vegies. Just cover with water.

Boil for 2 minutes or so.

Add some noodles. I like Soba noodles (for their texture, flavour, B vitamins and minerals..), but have used a bed of rice vermicelli before.

Boil until noodles are tender.

Serve & eat!

I think the main thing that attracts me to this dish is it's really clean, simple flavour. I must admit I stick to 1tsp of soy because I like the flavour super light, especially when unwell. It also helps that it takes a whole (whopping!) 10 minutes to prepare & cook, which is nice when you didn't want to get off the couch in the first place.

Do you have a favourite dish that you rely on like my super simple soup?
Will you try this one?

Stay well,
Nat x


  1. SO good!!!

    Perfect soup for a can't be bothered really "cooking" night.

    Great post Nat!!!

  2. Exactly what it is! Thank you darling x
    PS. Killing me not to go make your choco milkshake RIGHT THIS SECOND.

  3. yumm!! I love making similar soups to this! Love having a kick of ginger and buckwheat noodles are so great, aren't they! Sometimes I like to add miso, seaweed and dried chinese mushrooms too :)
    Hannah xo

  4. oh yum!! i love the idea of adding seaweed and miso too! thanks!

  5. Great recipe - I've always thought an asian inspired soup will be hard to make. This looks easy!