St. Patrick's Day is all about keeping it green! (Or orange.) Blustery winds may blow outside on March 17th. Take comfort inside with a bowl of St. Patrick's Day Japanese noodles.
Can you keep a secret? The Japanese noodles taste exactly like the delicious noodles you enjoy on any other day of the year!
Adapted from the Kokumotsu Company's Hakubaku noodle package recipe.
Optional traditional Japanese noodle toppings:
In the first pan:
In enough water to cover the noodles, bring the water to a boil. Add the noodles and cook for six minutes or until done. Drain and rinse quickly in cold water.
In a second pan:
Bring 2¼ cups of water and the shiitake mushrooms to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in the soy sauce, Japanese mirin (or dry white wine) and sugar. Cook on low heat for another 5 minutes.
Place the green tea noodles in a bowl. Pour in the soup. Garnish with scallions and any other yummy that appeals to you.