Having been on a permanent diet for 3 weeks now, I still love food way too much to ignore how it tastes. I make up for that by taking longer and more complicated steps to make my meals as rich and delicious as possible. There is no need to go out and pay for these awesome DIY meals when you man make them. Chicken is a must in most of my meals and my liquid diet now consists of drinkable meals and soup. If any of you know me well enough, you will know how much I adore anything Japanese. Aside from Manga and Gyaru fashion, the food might even tops those two. I was going through my pantry trying to decide what new meal I would make and luckily, I found a new pack of Somen Noodles. This dish is rather quick but a bit complex and will not only fill you up but impress anyone you make it for. This is my personal recipe for a DIY chicken Somen noodle soup.
Here is what you will need:
1.5 inch thick stack of Somen noodles (bought looking similar to dry white angel hair pasta)
1/2 cup of chopped raw, boneless chicken breast
4 leaves of a Brussels sprout
2 tbsp. soy sauce
1 tbsp. rice vinegar
1/2 tbsp salt
dash of cracked pepper
1 chopped green onion
2 cloves chopped garlic
1/2 tbsp. chopped ginger
dash of garlic salt
1 cup of water
1 tsp. chicken bullion/powder broth
2 tbsp. Japanese miso soup seasoning with dried seaweed
Cook the somen noodles in 2 cups of water and let boil of 3- 4 minutes. Immediately drain somen noodles and place them in a bowl of ice water. These noodles must remain cold until completion. Second, add 1/2 cup of water, chicken and all other ingredients to a small pot or sauce pan except for the egg, and half of the chopped green onion. Cover the pot and let cook at low medium heat for 12 minutes. If most or any water evaporates, add more at the end util it looks to be equal to 1 cup of water and mix it up until it warms up and turn off heat.
Take out a separate bowl and strain the somen noodles again from the ice and water, then place in the new bowl. Add the chicken soup on top. Crack one raw egg on top and garnish with a crack of black pepper and the remaining green onions. This somen noodle soup is eaten with chopsticks which will help control how fast you eat.
Serve as is and before eating, make sure to let your guests know to thoroughly mix the raw egg into the soup. The hop soup will cook then egg when it is mixed in and make tit thicker. Nothing makes DIY as exciting as this. Enjoy!