Perfect for a weekend tea, these noodles are slurpingly good! Inspired by a tweeted recipe from Bon Appetit Magazine, I tweaked this recipe slightly to taste and to use up some freebies I had from Yutaka. Find the original recipe here.
We enjoyed cooking this together on a Friday night, the dish being fairly easy to make and taking only 30 mins altogether. This noodle-based, Thai-inspired meal is really delicious and has an authentic taste to it. Anyone that loves Pan-Asian/Thai food will love this!!
Ingredients (for 2);
- 4 boneless chicken thighs
- 130g mushrooms
- 2 garlic cloves
- 2 chillies
- 32g hoisin sauce
- 32g barley miso paste (you should be able to find this in any large supermarkets)
- 4 tbsp soy sauce
- 220g dried noodles – we had soy bean noodles
- Handful of basil
Recipe (takes approx 30 mins);
- Chop the chicken thighs into quarters
- Tear the mushroom into small pieces
- Coarsely chop the garlic gloves and chillies and using a mortar and pestle (or a bowl and end of a rolling pin like I did), ground the garlic and chillies with a pinch of salt into a sort of paste.
- Mix together the hoisin sauce, barley miso and soy sauce in a bowl and set aside.
- Bring a pan of salter water to the boil and cook the noodles according to packet instructions. Drain, rinse under cool water and set aside.
- Heat some oil in a large wok over a medium-high heat. Cook the garlic & chilli paste for about 30 seconds until fragrant. Add the chicken and cook, stirring constantly, until the pieces are just cooked through.
- Add the mushrooms to wok until browned and softened
- Add the sauce stirring often until the sauce is dark and reduced and everything is coated, about 5 minutes. Add about 50ml water and mix gently, leaving everything to simmer for about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally until the sauce thickens (like gravy)
- Tear a handful of basil into pieces and add to the wok with the cooked noodles, toss gently to coat everything in the sauce.
- Serve & enjoy!
I hope that you give this delicious dish a try and enjoy it! Please share your photos and comments with me if you do!