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This is fast becoming Asian week on Read. Cook. Digest. Daniel Boulud has been put on the back burner in favor of Asian ingredients. Opps. Today, rice took a back seat to my favorite Japanese noodle (sorry ramen). Udon noodles are great because they are filling, hearty, and fun to slurp up. They are also great in stir fry or soup mode.
1 tbsp. vegetable oil
10 stems of baby bok choy
1 lbs. udon noodles
2 tbsp. soy sauce
2 tbsp. mirin (rice vinegar)
Get Your Ingredients for a Group Shot
Bring a pot of water to a boil and add udon noodles. Let cook 2-3 minutes until softened. Drain and rinse in cold water. Set aside. Heat wok over high heat. Add vegetable oil and swirl around in wok to coat bottom and sides. Add eggs and scramble with chopsticks, spatula, or large spoon. Once eggs are cooked, set aside. Reheat wok and add bok choy. Toss and cook bok choy 3-4 minutes or until tender. Set aside. Add soy sauce and rice vinegar and cook for 1 minute. Add noodles, bok choy, and eggs back into wok. Mix and cook for another 1 minute. Plate and enjoy.
Nice to Look at, but Better to Eat
After treating my stomach to tacos for lunch, I decided to cook up a vegetarian dinner loosely using a recipe from a bargain bin cookbook on Asian cuisine, I made sauteed baby bok choy with a hoisin sauce and served it with some leftover white rice.
1 tbsp vegetable oil
10-15 thin pieces of baby bok choy
1 1/2 tbsp white wine vinegar
1/2 tbsp sugar
3 tbsp hoisin sauce
Bok Choy That Played in Fire
Heat wok over high heat and pour vegetable oil into wok and move around to coat. Toss bok choy in wok until ready to eat and set aside (roughly 3 minutes). In separate small bowl, mix sugar and white wine vinegar. Pour into wok and let reduce (roughly 2-3 minutes). Add hoisin sauce, mix and let reduce again (3 minutes). Add bok choy back into wok and toss until well coated in hoisin sauce. Serve with white rice and enjoy.
Baby Bok Choy with Hoisin Sauce on White Rice