Let me tell you what happened this week. I bought myself a new camera so I could take pretty pictures to go with my posts. I did this just for you guys! Nothing but the best for you. And no you can not borrow my new camera! You just get to look at the pretty pictures.
Rather than bore you with all the details of my newfound love (Nikon D7100), I just call him Nik. I will show you what I will be living on for the next year till I pay this bad boy off.
I really do not like Ichiban Noodles much, so in order to stomach these I have created a special sauce for them that I add to the hot water. I also do not cook that much anymore so you won’t get many posts about home cooked meals from me either.
Personally I do not like looking at photos of what other people are eating for dinner, or lunch, or breakfast for that matter. It drives me right crazy when I see a photo that someone has sent, of what they are eating from some restaurant they happen to be at. Unless those Alaskan King Crabs are doing a flamingo dance on your plate, I am not interested in seeing your food just before you devour it and end up with horrid gas.
I like to try new recipes and if there is a photo to go with it, I like that even better. It shows what your food is supposed to look like after you followed their recipe. That just makes sense.
On to the secret recipe for making Ichiban Noodles taste better. This is so simple you will wonder why you did not think of it yourself. You can thank me later.
First go to the grocery store and buy three bottles of sauce. One bottle of each of the three bottles you see in the photo below (the photo that I took with Nik!). You do not have to get these same brands just get the brand that you prefer. Also go to the fresh produce isle and grab a lime.
Get a pot and pour in one full bottle of the Szechwan Sauce, 1/3 of a bottle of Honey Garlic Sauce and 1/3 of a bottle of General Tao Sauce. The General Tao sauce is pretty spicy so add less if you don’t like a good kick to it. Bring all this to a boil. Then turn down the heat and simmer it for a few minutes just to let all the flavors marry. Take it off the heat and squeeze in the juice of half a lime, stir and pour into a jar.
I like to add about 2 Tablespoons or more of this delightful concoction to the noodles. When you add your hot water use a little less water to make up for the liquid sauce you are adding, then follow the package directions. You can add vegetables, cooked meat or even a beaten egg to your noodles.
So there you have it, a way to doctor up those boring noodles. You can use this same sauce in the noodles that come in those styrofoam cups also. I actually do that quite a bit because they are much more convenient to take to work. Just find a small container and bring your sauce with your noodles.
Now I will go eat my yummy Ichiban Noodles… for the next year!