I have had a bunch of Japanese udon noodles sitting around and on this dreary day it felt like a good day to make some spicy Asian-influenced noodle soup. So I scoured the internets for some ideas but kind of flailed about not really finding anything that was close to what I had in my head. The dilemma then ended with whether or not I’d add in coconut milk or not (yo what’s up tom yum?) and I chose not to.
Amazingly for tossing it all together in a rush it turned out good.
2 cloves of minced garlic
1 tablespoon of oil (I used canola but peanut will do too)
2 tablespoons of Thai red curry paste
1 tablespoon of fish sauce (I had none but if I repeat this, I’d add at least this much)
1/2 onion, diced
sliced serrano or jalapeno pepper
sliced anaheim pepper
1 cup of diced fake chicken strips
1 teaspoon of lime juice
1/2 package of udon noodles
2 cups of vegetable broth
1 cup of hot water
soy sauce to taste
In large saucepan add oil, garlic, and chili paste stir-frying for thirty seconds
Then stir fry onion, peppers, fake chicken for several minutes until nearly cooked.
Add in broth and remaining ingredients and bring to a boil, lower heat to a simmer and add in hot water (use this to measure how much soup broth you want)
Add udon noodles and boil for 8 minutes or according to package in separate pot.
Put noodles into bowls and ladle soup broth on top. Add soy sauce and Sriracha to taste
Just edited a wikipedia page for some crazy anime show called “The Mysterious Cities of Gold” to add a funny addition in tribute to my friend Guillermo “Billy” Pizarro – an Internet legend, a noise musician, and a fine bearded young man – and wanted to document it here in case it’s ever edited and the world misses out.
Under Plot I added the following in italics:
Reminiscences of this ancient story are present in Inca legends written on golden quipu, which only Zia can read. This triggers an obsessive quest for the Cities of Gold on the part of the Spaniards Mendoza, Gomez, Gaspard and Francisco Pizarro. Francisco Pizarro, noted for his world-renowned beard, becomes obsessed with finding a magical screwdriver of gold capable of producing loud thought-provoking, disturbing, and trance-inducing noise drones. The legend has it that once Francisco discovers the magical screwdriver he passes it down from generation to generation hoping that the Pizarro family will one day dominate the world. The Pizarro Prophecy writes that one day a descendent of Francisco, Guillermo Pizarro will don the magical golden screwdriver and electrify the masses putting the entire world under a spell. Afterwards each country must sacrifice one bearded man every month in honor of Guillermo, who like his distant relative Francisco also has a thick black beard that some theorize is the source of all his power and awe.
Screenshot for historical evidence of this most notable achievement.