Which Came first the Ramen or…

Posted by on Feb 25, 2016 in Asian and Vegetarian | 0 comments

20160209_140325 (2)Honestly, I buy stochastic foodstuffs, influenced by cuckoo fusion folly located in my upstairs cookery lobe; like Ramen, everyone’s private instant noodle.  Thankfully, ramen has the shelf life of a Hostess Twinkie, so when trendy grain and noodle bowls slide into the spotlight, I happened to be--shelf sufficient. And although I missed the Lunar New Year deadline, Bon Appetit’s Ramen Bowl is a fourfer—including homemade condiments;

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Pickled Scallions,

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 Spicy Tofu Crumbles,

After you make this chili sauce you'll toss store-bought stuff and prepare a double batch to keep as a fridge staple condiment.

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Group

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Roast

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Cool

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Spin

Roasted Chili Garlic Sauce,

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Eventually, a steaming Ramen Noodle Bowl with umami inspired flavors—eye watering, nose running heat (or not, you get to choose) is meant to be eaten immediately.  Then don’t stop there; skip the tofu and pork. SONY DSC

Use elusive wood ear mushrooms20150807_180230

and spiralized zucchini noodles

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Hot and Sour Zoodles with Wood Ear Mushrooms. 

Make the condiments over a few days; you‘ll be seriously slurping all weekend.

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