Monday, May 24, 2010

Momil Gooksoo in Soba Sauce

HELLOOOO! Is anyone still out there? I know I've been a really bad blogger and haven't had an update of substance in a long time. In fact, I feel kinda guilty coming back today since this post will also be a *non-recipe* of sorts. Anything not made from scratch, doesn't constitute as a *real* recipe to me.

But I digress...

I'm not sure if you've noticed yet, but I really like NOODLES. I actually *LOVE* ramyun, but after being sick I try not to eat it often. Anyhow, whenever I get a late afternoon noodle kick and I'm at home - instead of making ramyun, I try and make this instead. It's a bit healthier and it satisfies my noodle fixation pretty well.


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Buckwheat soba noodles. =P


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Boil them according to the instructions - probably about 10-12 minutes or so.


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Meanwhile, go and grab this! It's in the sauce section of almost every Korean market (or Japanese market). I love this particular brand.


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Rinse your noodles and if you have some ice in your freezer (I didn't!) then throw them in there to get the noodles nice a cold.


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Grab a grater and start grating some moo (or horseradish as it's called in English). Grate as much as you want! I pretty much used up that whole piece right there.


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Then get some wasabi paste and squeeze in as much as you can handle.

Side note: one my my greatest fears going through radiation was being told that I may not be able to eat spicy foods anymore. YIKES. I *LOVE* spicy foods (I'm talking Thai spicy!) and while undergoing radiation, even some of the mildest spices bore a hole in my mouth. Well, I'm happy to say that one year after radiation my tolerance for spicy foods is exactly where it used to be. =) Although I do try and refrain from extra spicyness for my health, I *can* tolerate it and just knowing I can if I wanted to is satisfying.


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Throw in some green onions and you have this pretty little concoction!


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Pour some of the soba sauce straight in and you're almost done.


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Sprinkle some crushed seaweed (or Furakaike if you're lazy like me) on top of the noodles.


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And then dip some of the noodles in the sauce (after making sure to thoroughly mix it up! you do NOT want to accidentally eat a lump of wasabi like I did earlier today. =P) and start slurping!


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A nice alternative to eating ramyun on a lazy day like today! Hope you enjoy. I promise to be back with a semi-real recipe sooner or later. Would you believe I've become incredibly lazy!?

What can you make with the leftover momil gooksoo?

Go and try THIS TOO!

6 comments:

  1. i love love LOVE this. It's hard to find korean radishes by me though, and the nearest H-Mart is nearly an hour away... so i make do with japanese radishes which isn't the same to me. Still good though. Now I really want some.

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  2. Hello :) I am following along. I sent an email but never heard back. I am enjoying your blog and hope all is well with you. I love soba noodles! andra

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  3. Gah! I am so hungry now! Might have to make a stop at the Korean store on the way home. :) It is starting to heat up here in the midwest so I can't wait to start making the cold noodle dishes.

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  4. HEy sweetie! I just wanted to say that "moo" is actually radish. If you google horseradish you get pictures of the stuff you eat with primerib. It's also the stuff used to make...wasabi!

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  5. Sorry to hear about your cancer. I am fighting breast cancer. I've done a lot of research to alternative therapies. You should check out a (cheap!) drug called Low-Dose Naltrexone (google it) and see if it might be a fit for you. It has done some amazing things. There's a doc named Berkson who uses is a lot.

    Best wishes! Thanks for the recipes/info.

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  6. if you're REALLY lazy like me....eat it with 김 aka KEEM :D seasoned seaweed aka nori!

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