Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Chow Mein Soup

For lack of a better name, this is what I'm calling it. Our family LOVES Hop Sing's (0f Folsom California) vegetable chow mein. My mom recently invented this soup recipe which is very similar, but a little more healthy and perfect for a cold day!

6 cups of vegetable broth
1 package soba noodles (usually near the produce, buy them raw and fresh)

1 T canola oil
2 large carrots, coarsely chopped
3 stalks of celery, coarsely chopped
1 white onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced

1 cup sugar snap peas
1 cup bean sprouts
2 cups diced bok choy
2-3 stalks of green onion, finely chopped

salt and pepper to taste
pinch of red pepper flakes
1 T Tamari soy sauce

Add oil to large sauce pan and heat, saute onion, garlic, celery, and carrots until translucent. Salt and pepper to taste. Add broth, bring to a boil. Cook noodles in mixture according to package directions. After noodles have cooked fully, turn down the heat to a simmer. Add peas, bean sprouts, bok choy, more salt and pepper (if necessary), red pepper flakes, and cook five more minutes.

Serve in bowls and garnish with chopped green onion and soy sauce. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. This is my absolute favorite review:

    "Why is Hop Sing worth driving to Folsom for? Well, for one, it's called Hop Sing (great name, right?). Also, they have Flamingo Pink walls, sparkle ceiling paint, plush red carpet, lots of Nagel paintings and some Art Deco stuff. Don't forget the plush fake palm trees, old newspaper clippings, dim mood lighting and fake fireplace. What about the comfy big round booths with low backs so you can rest your arms? I could go on but I need to leave something for you to discover, right?"

    Mel, you forgot the bok choy!