Saturday, January 23, 2010

On a noodle adventure...

last week we had some wonderful hand shaven noodles at a placed called Shanghai Cafe near Factoria Mall in Bellevue, WA. We tried the hand shaven noodles cooked in 3 different methods, in a clear broth soup, stir fried with chicken and seafood and the famous hand shaven barley green noodles stir fried with chicken. All of it was quite delicious and flavorful. The noodles had the slight chewiness and texture to them. So this weekend with some time on my hand, I decided to try a recipe to make Fresh Udon Noodles.

It is quite an interesting recipe, and you can involve the kids with their help to step on the dough to flatten it. The recipe make about 2lbs of noodles, more than enough to satisfy a family of 5. With the help of a hand cranked pasta machine, we rolled out the sheets of dough and used the fettuccine cutter to cut the noodles out.

We boiled our noodles up and served it in a hot bowl of chicken broth with shredded pieces of Kahlua Pork and bok choy. I also used a portion of the dough and made hand shaven noodles to stir fry up with chicken and bok choy. Both dishes came out tasting delicious.

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