Nope, this is not Udon, the Japanese Noodle. It's not noodles at all. Yeah. You didn't read wrongly. It's nothing close to noodle except for the look.
It's fish paste. Something my kids love. If you are bored with fish ball soup, why not make this instead. But wait. So, should I serve this as a soup? Maybe it should be a noodle dish since it looks like it? Hmmm ... maybe it should be a side dish?
My kids really don't care. They had it like noodles but still ate rice with the soup. They just love it. *wink*
How to do it:
- 300g Fish Paste
- 1 litre Broth of your choice
- Assorted Vegetables, sliced
- Salt to taste
- Add vegetables to the broth.
- Bring broth to a boil.
- Reduce to a simmer.
- Put fish paste into a plastic bag.
- Push the fish paste to the bottom and twist the top of the bag till paste is secured in the bag.
- Snip a tiny corner off one of the corners.
- Gently squeeze the bag to get the fish paste out to the simmering broth. Try not to 'break' the fish paste too much otherwise it will be too short to look like noodles.
- When all fish paste has been squeezed into the broth, wait for all the 'noodles' to float up to the surface. It means they are cooked.
- Add salt to taste.
- You can use your pastry piping bag if you have one.
- The plastic bag acts as a piping bag.
- The size of the corner you snip off will decide how thick your fish paste noodles will be.
- If you are using leafy vegetables, only add them after you add the fish fish. Otherwise, they will be overcooked and turn yellow.