The secret to a delicious noodle is to mix up the toppings to your liking.
I’m not just talking about toppings that add flavor to the dish.
If you want a noodle that’s really thick and creamy, then go for the sesame oil.
But if you want the crunch of an eggplant and the tenderness of a carrot, go for a little of the sizzling spice from your favorite spice blends.
To help make the noodle cocktails work better, I’ve created a simple recipe for homemade noodle sauce.
And I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
The recipe for my homemade noodled sauce is available at my blog, The Maven Kitchen.
The basic ingredients:1 tablespoon soy sauce, 3 tablespoons mirin, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1 tablespoon salt1 cup iced water1 cup soy milk1 cup water1 teaspoon lemon juice2 tablespoons sesame seeds (or 2 teaspoons minced ginger)Combine the soy sauce and mirin in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat.
When the soy has melted, remove from the heat and stir in the sugar and salt.
While the sauce is heating, place a large plate of ice in the saucepan.
Add the soy milk and stir until the liquid begins to thicken.
Then, turn the heat to medium-low and stir the mixture for 30 seconds.
Stir it in again and continue to cook for about 5 minutes.
Once the liquid is smooth, the sauce should be thick enough to coat a spoon.
Cool to room temperature.
Add in the soy juice and stir to combine.
Add in lemon juice, sesame seed, and the remaining soy sauce.
Cover and refrigerate overnight.
To make the garnishes, heat up the sauce on low heat and add in the chopped carrots, eggplant, and rice.
Taste for seasoning and garnish with sesame.
If you don’t like any of the garnish flavors, add in some fresh lime juice to taste.
Make sure the noodles are cold before serving.
And of course, garnish the bowl with a little sesame powder!