This is decent, it's not something you'll serve at your next dinner party-but its pretty comforting and homey. Didn't have the hot sesame oil-used red pepper flakes. Also garnished with some cilantro-I think without the cilantro it would be very very bland. I also added 2 chicken bouillon cubes.
Brothy Chinese Noodles
From EatingWell: January/February 2010
This dish was inspired by Chinese Dan Dan noodles—ground pork and noodles in a spicy broth. We use ground turkey and omit the traditional Sichuan peppercorns for convenience, but add hot sesame oil. Use toasted sesame oil instead if you want mild noodles.
29 Reviews for Brothy Chinese Noodles
This dish was delish! It was very Asian, and it tasted like something from a Chinese restaurant. I didn't have hot sesame oil like the poster below, so I too threw in some red chili flakes. I think it was an acceptable substitute.
In response to those who analyzed the recipe and found that it came out to 380 calories:
When I first plugged the ingredients into an online recipe analyzer, I found that the recipe had 400 calories and 22g fat. I absolutely would not make this recipe if that was the real information (50% fat?!), but I really wanted to try it. The database I checked used Chinese noodles that contain a high proportion of fat and little protein.
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Love this dish! This is one that we always agree on. Have made it several times, and it always turns out great. Didn't have hot sesame oil but used regular with some red pepper flakes sprinkled in. (I always add more when serving myself! He just can't handle the heat!) Have also subbed napa cabbage for the bok choy. Straw mushrooms are a good addition as well.
This is a great recipe. My kids love Ramen soup and making this I feel they get the taste of Ramen but with a healthy twist.
I followed the recipe exactly and my noodles were totally soggy. So now I make it with more broth and add the noodles at the end so they have more bite.
I did have the same problem as one of the reviewers, when calculating the calories I came up with 381 and not 292 per serving.