The Simplest Cold Noodle Dish

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I’m overjoyed with the requests for updated food posts. I find it really fascinating to see how much people love food in general – from recipes to beautiful close-up shots to restaurant reviews, it’s a great common topic to converse about. I’ve luckily been to a great number of restaurants with chefs cooking from their hearts and making the most intricate creative dishes, and the best part is taking away something from each one. (A stronger palette, a new dish idea, etc.) It is inspiring when you get to meet the chefs behind the scenes and find out where they’ve gained their experiences, what they do in the kitchens, and how they create their dishes. Well, I’m no chef but it sure was fun being inspired by one, one that I personally know: my mother-in-law. Mothers really are the best chefs in our lives – and it is a privilege to learn from them. Recently I was eating at my in laws’ home, and my m-i-l made this very simple refreshing dish that I enjoyed quite a bit. She taught it to me in a few minutes and and I decided to make a similar version at home.

Yakisoba is probably one of Japan’s best known street foods and it literally means “grilled noodles.” Though there is an authentic way of making it in the Japanese style, this was a tweaked version that was simple to make. Really, you can use just about anything as it is the noodles and the sauce that makes it.  

You’ll need: 

A pack of yakisoba noodles  – blanch for a minute

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A fried egg cut in strips

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Strips of carrots and cucumber

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Woodear cut in strips (just boil a few in hot water and let it cool)

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Boiled chicken peeled in strips

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Soy sauce mixed with a few drops of sesame oil, salt, and pepper

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Sesame seeds (optional)

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I chuckle as I say this because it’s probably the shortest recipe post I’ve ever written, but to make the dish, literally just mix it all together and sift some sesame seeds on top!  Only pour a little sauce at first and add if needed. It’s a lovely simple dish to make in the hot weather!  🙂

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As always, thanks for stopping by! – xoxo

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