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.
- 1-package green tea noodles
- 5 dried shiitake mushrooms
- ½ cup soy sauce
- ½ cup mirin (or dry white wine with ½ to 1 teaspoon sugar)
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- Chopped scallions for garnish
Optional traditional Japanese noodle toppings:
- Slices of pork
- ½ soft-boiled egg
- Slices of kamaboko (pressed pollock)
- Sprinkles of dried seaweed
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.