I understand that, in some circles, slurping is considered rude.
But let’s be real. Hot soup, cool night, lots of broth and noodles… slurping is bound to happen.
Sometimes you’ve got to do it. The meal demands it. And hey, slurping isn’t really the rudest thing you can do, is it? …you know you want to.
This soup is easy to prepare, warming, satisfying, but light and brothy enough to eat the whole bowl.
The slurping of such a dish is non-negotiable though. Deal with it.
Brothy Chinese Noodles with Poached Barramundi (serves 2)
Adapted from Eating Well
– 1 tablespoons sesame oil
– 1 red chili pepper, finely sliced
– 4 scallions or green onions, sliced
– 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
– 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
– 3-4 cups vegetable broth
– 2 tablespoons soy sauce
– 130 grams/4.5 ounces dried chinese noodles
– 2 cups thinly sliced bok choy, roughly chopped
– 500-600 grams/1.25 lb of barramundi or meaty white fish, but into 5 cm/2 inch chunks
In a large pot, heat sesame oil over a medium high heat. Add chili, green onions, garlic and ginger and cook for 3 minutes until everything is beginning to soften and become fragrant.
Add vegetable broth and soy sauce and bring to a boil.
Add noodles and cook for 5 minutes.
Add bok choy and stir into the broth.
Place fish on top of noodles and bok choy, half-submerged in the liquid and reduce to a simmer. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Turn the pieces of fish over and cook for another 3 minutes covered. Fish should be white throughout and easily flaked with a fork.
To Serve, place noodles in a large bowl, with fish on top and pour broth over it.