No, not craving an Asian – that would be some Asian food! Noodles to be exact!
Wes and I watched some random show (probably on PBS) about Soba noodles and how they are eaten all over Japan and it is the ‘fast food’ of their culture. Been craving them ever since and wish we had a really good soba noodle shop here in Atlanta. *Anyone know of a good place?? Buford Highway? Doraville? Hit me up with the info!*
We had vermicelli rice noodles in the cupboard and pork in the freezer, so I decided to make some Asian style noodles for dinner.
Prep for stir fry of any kind is key, things cook really fast, so you have to have all your items cut up ahead of time. Prep has to be done prior to starting any cooking or you are screwed.
2 pork chops, thinly sliced – marinated in lime juice, soy sauce, ginger, fish sauce, rice wine vinegar
4-5 carrots, julienned on the mandoline (if you don’t have a mandoline, just cut them into 1-2 inch long matchsticks)
1 head broccoli cut into small pieces
4 sliced green onions
2 minced cloves of garlic
Heated up the wok with some sesame oil mixed with canola oil and cooked the garlic for about 2 minutes, always stirring, then the pork first – stirring constantly and cooking for about 8-10 minutes
Added the veggies and cooked for another 4-5 minutes
Added about 4-5 oz of dry vermicelli noodles into the wok stir fried that with all the other cooked ingredients. Kept stirring and added about a 1/4 cup of shrimp stock (you could add water or other flavored stock)
Just kept cooking and stirring until it was done *actually, Wes did this part
Made just enough for us to eat it that night. Sadly, not the best leftover food as reheating the rice noodles just isn’t as yummy as you would think it would be.
And a close up –