We loved this soup. I used celery instead of bok choy or napa cabbage because it was what I already had in my fridge. I love the flavor that the sesame oil adds, so I wouldn't omit it. Thanks for the great recipe. We've made it half a dozen times since I found this recipe.
I prepared this soup as written, except following the suggestion of adding garlic and even some hot pepper flakes. It was a success. To completely satisfy my hardworking and always hungry hubby, I served Steamed Pork Balls and Spring Onions ( Green Onions) on the side. It was a great, simple meal.
First off I am picky when it comes to Chinese style food...but I thought this soup was great. I used celery and shreaded pork. I did end up thinning down the soup a little bit (I think I may haved added a little more meat so I'm sure that's part of the reason), and actually I think I would thin it even more next time. I was a little leary about using Raman noodles ...but I don't think I would have even known there was Raman in it if I hadn't been the one preparing it! Also I normally don't like water chestnuts too much, but they were a really great addition - probably my favorite part of the soup! I did chop mine so they weren't so chunky. I would throw in the whole can next time! Sesame oil a must. Thanks!
Great recipe - I'm not a huge soup fan, but I was very impressed!
This by far is the best chicken noodle soup I've ever eaten!! Great recipe for a cool night too!!