For many people, eating noodles has been their quick fix ever since. Particularly for Asian people, noodles have a very long history and have generated a lot of dishes. Nevertheless, noodles are now famously cooked and eaten from all corners of the globe. With innovations in the development and production of noodles, you can find fresh, handcrafted ones, to instant noodles produced through machines.
Different noodles have their own, specific characteristics, making them specifically intended for a variety of dishes. In this article, you can learn a new recipe, which could be unique (or old but gold) ones that would satisfy the cravings of your entire family.
Check out the following easy-to-do comforting noodle recipes:
Spicy Korean Ramen
With the eminence of the K-drama industry nowadays, you may have, indeed, gotten familiar with this fresh noodles dish as it’s one of the most featured Korean dishes in several dramas. This is particularly ideal to prepare in colder seasons, especially when you and your loved ones spend quality time at home.
Watch some Korean drama together, and while preparing this hearty meal, you can also control the level of spiciness for your children since they’re probably not huge fans of spicy noodles. This spicy Korean ramen will spice up your life with some umami flavor.
- ½ box of traditional ramen noodles
- 10 oz of shiitake beef bone broth
- 2 tsp of vegetable oil
- 2 pieces of minced garlic
- ½ tbsp of minced ginger
- 2 stalks of green onions (chopped and sliced lengthwise)
- 4 oz. of seasoned (salt and pepper) sirloin or round steak
- ½ cup of sliced mushrooms
- 1 small head of bok choy
- 1 chopped strips of bacon (optional)
- ½ cup kimchi (without kimchi juice)
- ½ tsp gochugaru (optional)
- ½ tsp gochujang (optional)
- 1 tsp sugar
- ½ cup water
- 1 poached egg (optional)
- Blanch the bok choy by boiling it in a pot of water. After the water has boiled, remove the bok choy. For one minute and 30 seconds, cook the traditional ramen noodles. After, reserve at least ½ cup of the remaining boiling water. Strain the noodles and wash them under cold water before setting them aside.
- On a skillet, heat it to medium-high and add 1 tsp of vegetable oil. Steak should be seared for two minutes and a half per side without flipping.
- You can reuse the pot you used a while ago to blanch the bok choy, but make sure it’s been dried well. Throw in the bacon to cook for three minutes and mix in the chopped kimchi. Continue stirring until the kimchi’s color will turn a bit dark.
- Toss in all the other ingredients into the pot, like mushrooms, garlic, ginger, green onions, optional gochugaru and gochujang, and sugar. Occasionally stir them.
- Now, add the boiling water you reserved a while ago and the shiitake bone broth. Let it boil and maintain the heat while you allow it to simmer for at least three minutes. As the kimchi broth simmers, cut the steak into ½ inch strips and separate the bok choy leaves.
- Secure a bowl and prepare the ramen noodles that you’ve set aside. Pour in the kimchi beef broth, along with the sliced steak, bok choy, and green onions, as well as the poached egg. Allow it to cool a little before eating it with your family.
Chicken Pad Thai
One way to teach your kids that there’s a difference between noodles & pasta is to serve them this dish. For a change of country’s staple dishes, try creating a chicken pad thai for your family and friends. This recipe is quick and easy to make, and it’s great to enjoy either for lunch, dinner, or just snacks in between meals. This recipe has used chicken, but the ingredients you have at home can customize it in any way you like.
- 1 box of pad thai stir fry kit
- 6 oz chicken or any meat you prefer (sliced and seasoned with salt and pepper)
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 4 oz. bean sprouts
- 1 minced garlic
- Chopped green onions
- Crushed peanuts
- lime (sliced)
- When you find a microwavable pad thai noodle pouch, it’s best to microwave them for less than 1 minute while cutting the side of the pouch.
- Meanwhile, prepare your meat. Pour in some oil into your heated skillet or wok. Stir fry the garlic for 30 seconds and add the meat. Stir-fry it for about three to five minutes until chicken or your preferred meat is cooked.
- Toss in the bean sprouts.
- Using the same skillet or wok, combine the noodles and sauce from the pad thai kit and toss gently for one minute. Utilize wrist-flicking motions to minimize touching noodles with utensils.
- You can then garnish it with peanuts, green onions, and lime.
There you have it—these are easy, comforting noodle recipes that you can prepare for the entire family in a jiffy. If you’re looking to improve your home cooking, you may take on the above-mentioned recipes. With the easy ingredients and doable cooking techniques, your loved ones will commend your chef-like skills because of how your noodle dishes taste so delicious. Prepare yourself as they might request you to cook them more frequently.