Here is another recipe inspired by the Clayton's Blog, this time posted by Coby. It totally ticked all the boxes for me, as I simply adore this kind of food. Unfortunately my family don't. However Coby's idea of making everything seperately and letting everyone assemble their own soup was, I thought, quite genius, as it allows everyone to add a little bit of the things they like and I hoped might even lead to them experimenting a little!
Coby's recipe is here (and she explains it so well that I am not going to try and reproduce it here!). The nice thing is that it is wonderfully flexible, as long as you start with a tasty stock and some noodles the rest is really up to your imagination and personal taste. We followed Coby's recommendations mostly, the pork fillet was simply wonderful done this way and I did extra to use sliced up in fried rice the next day. The kids limited themselves to corn, carrot and noodles, which was just fine as it made for an 'inclusive' (and interactive!) dinner which is just what I was aiming for. Glen is not usually a fan of such dishes but happily slurped his up too. I used some lovely thin egg noodles and along with the pork I got some sugar snap peas, some corn, sliced spring onions, thin strips of celery and carrot, and some coriander. I really like this idea for an entertaining option too!