Udon Noodles With Broccoli

Total Time
45mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins

Modified recipe from The Bold Vegetarian Chef. You can usually find black bean sauce and rice vinegar in the Asian section of most supermarkets. You can use regular vinegar, but rice vinegar has a more subtle flavor and is recommended.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. If using dried mushrooms, soak then for 15 minutes in warm water. Cut out and discard center stem, cut up the rest of the mushrooms into small, bite-size pieces.
  2. Peel and slice carrot into matchstick.
  3. Place a large pot of water on the stove to boil.
  4. Slice the tofu into three slabs as if they were small slices of bread. Heat 2 tablespoons of peanut oil in a pan. Fry both sides of the tofu slabs until lightly browned.
  5. Remove from pan and let tofu slabs cool on paper towels to drain any oil. Cut up slabs into 1/2 inch cubes.
  6. Heat the remaining 2 teaspoons peanut oil in a wok or large pan. Add the chilies, garlic and ginger. Stir-fry for 1 minute, then add the onion and cook until onion is slightly softened -- about 3 minutes.
  7. Drop the udon noodles and the broccoli into the water (let this cook while you are stir-frying). In the wok, add the cabbage, carrot and mushroom. Stir-fry until the cabbage wilts. Drain noodles and broccoli in a colander, and then add to wok.
  8. Stir in sesame oil, black bean sauce, sugar, soy sauce and bamboo shoots. Stir-fry for 2 minutes.
  9. Turn off heat. REMOVE CHILES! Stir in vinegar and lemon juice. Stir in tofu cubes (stir gently so as not to break up the tofu). Serve in bowls garnished with a little bit of sesame seeds.

Reviews

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We loved these. I made some changes, such as reducing the vinegar by half and leaving out the lemon juice. I also added a knorr beef cube in place of the salt. These are easy to make and we all enjoyed them. Thanks for the recipe.

Cilantro in Canada June 04, 2010

Nice dish. We enjoyed the combination of the ingredients & sauce. However, we aren't fans of tofu so I left it out. I used frozen thin shanghai noodles which worked great, but I over-cooked the noodles abit. I didn't have shiitakes so I used regular mushrooms. Tasty recipe, thanks for sharing.

Mustang Sally 54269 April 18, 2010

Very Yummy, quick and easy to prepare. Left out the chillies as my daughter was unable to eat it.

Chef floWer September 17, 2006

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