Thursday, August 28, 2008

Coby's DIY Noodle Soup

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!

4 comments:

Deb said...

This is such an awesome idea. My kids aren't too fussy but they would love this. Reminds me a bit of sukiyaki, which they are always hankering me to me.

Bentoist said...

I might try this next time I have friends over, probably around the Christmas season. A good bowl of noodle soup in cold weather is always nice. To be able to personalize it with ingredients you like, even better. Thanks for sharing!

Michele said...

Funny that you say the original recipe "ticked all the boxes for you". In Hong Kong, where I grew up, there are lots of build-your-own soup noodle joints, where you are literally given a pen and a sheet of paper with a huge list of toppings with boxes next to each one. You can choose everything from noodle type to soup base (spicy or non) to any topping you could dream up.

Yours looks great and you've got me really hungry now...

Linda F said...

That sounds like my kind of eating out Michele, you have me hankering for a visit to Hong Kong now, I have always wanted to visit!