My first post for this year, with heavy heart to leave last year. I getting old this year, with a lot of question. So I make this soup to make my day, with unusual combining to warm my heart and my stomach. Sometime food is enough to sabotage your hyperactive mind and I want it super healthy.
I sound really depressed, am I? when I really this depressed warm comfort broth always work, at least for temporary as I don’t really like some other things to fixed it. Food is thing that very reliable for me, when everything is seem not available for me, food rarely failed me.
I am really grateful that I have healthy relationship with food, I don’t hate certain food or restrict them (and Lucky enough I don’t have any allergy), I just cherish and respect them greatly, devour them consciously in moderation. I see food as conveyance to life, so I don’t have any guilty pleasure or such of thing, everything is good in moderation.
I make this soup with humble broth, but what hitting are meaty shiitake mushroom and grater of fresh nutmeg, I feel like in Umami sea of comfort.
So shall we, sunken in comfort zone together?
MY WINTER SOLITUDE IN RICE NOODLE SOUP
Serve 2 small bowl
- 200 gram cooked thick rice noodle (choose thick rice noodle for texture)
- 1 thumb size ginger, crush it
- 3 clove fat garlic, chop
- 1 tbs sesame oil
- 1 tsp vegetable oil
- 1 tsp vegetable bouillon
- 3 shiitake mushroom, slice it
- 1 spring onion/ scallion, slice it
- 700ml water (or if you skip the bouillon, used vegetable broth)
- Sea salt and brown sugar to taste
- Fresh grate of nutmeg, as much as you preferred
- Coriander/cilantro leaves to serve
- In medium pot and medium heat, put inside the both oil, sautéed the garlic and ginger until fragrance.
- After the garlic and ginger are fragrance, put inside the broth or water. Let it boiled.
- After boiled, seasoned with sea salt and brown sugar, give it a taste and corrected it accordingly. Grate some fresh nutmeg into the broth.
- Lastly put inside the mushroom and scallion, cooked until the mushroom soft and chewy.
- The broth are ready to serve.
- In big bowl, put the rice noodle, poured it with the broth, mushroom, scallion. Ready to serve. Sprinkle with coriander/cilantro leaves.