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Saucy Sweet and Spicy Noodles

Saucy Sweet and Spicy Noodles


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Ingredients

  • 2 (70g each) uncooked ramen bricks or other noods of choice*
  • 1 250g block extra firm tofu
  • Chopped cabbage or other veggies
  • Salt to taste
  • Spring onions and sesame seeds, for topping

SAUCE

  • ¾ cup room-temperature vegetable broth or water
  • 3 to 4 tbsp soy sauce, adjust according to desired taste
  • 1.5 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 to 3 tbsp maple syrup or sugar, adjust according to desired sweetness
  • ½ tbsp gochujang or Korean chili paste, feel free to sub with other chili sauce and adjust according to desired heat
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice or rice vinegar, adjust according to desired sourness
  • ¼ tsp ground pepper
  • ½ tbsp sesame oil or neutral oil

Instructions

  1. Mix all sauce ingredients in a bowl until well incorporated. set aside. Boil a pot with water. Add in noodles & cook until still very chewy.
  2. While the noodles are cooking, heat a pan. Saute veggies or tofu in some oil. I pan-fried my tofu until lightly golden brown and crisp. Afterwards, add in the sauce. Leave to simmer over medium heat.
  3. Add in the noodles and mix in the sauce* (see notes). Cook over med. high heat until the noodles absorb the sauce & sauce thickens. Season with salt to taste, if needed.
  4. Garnish w/ sesame seeds and spring onions, if desired. Enjoy while hot!

Notes

*I transferred the noodles directly from the pot of water to the pan so if you’re using drained noodles and find them a bit dry, add 2-3 tbsp water, as needed & leave til the sauce thickens.

Recipe & Photography by Jeeca (@thefoodietakesflight), as posted on thefoodietakesflight.com.