Thursday, June 19, 2008

Bowled over

I love the noodle bowls at Pom's Thai Taste and tonight I created my own version. I had lots of farmers' market goodies on hand, such as sugar snap peas, bok choi and cilantro. And I'm super psyched to still have a supply of Maine garlic from last year's harvest.

When I was down at Whole Foods, I picked up a block of the handmade tofu from The Bridge, located in Middletown, CT. I sliced it up and created a quick marinade by tossing on a dash of this and a pour of that.
Tofu marinade

1 Tbsp. organic olive oil
3 Tbsp. organic soy sauce
2 Tbsp. organic toasted sesame oil
1 Tbsp. Captain Mowatt's Pineapple and Papaya on Fie-Yah

Pour over tofu in baking dish and allow to sit for 5-10 minutes.

Meanwhile, I created a a broth for the noodle bowl.
Noodle broth

1 Tbsp. organic olive oil
2 Tbsp. finely diced organic onions
4 Tbsp. organic soy sauce
3 Tbsp. Maine maple syrup
1 Tbsp. organic red miso
1 Tsp. organic vegetarian Worcestershire sauce

Heat oil and add onions. Saute over medium heat until translucent. Add soy sauce, maple syrup, miso and Worcestershire sauce. Stir for 1 minute and then remove from flame.

At the same time, I was making the stir fry and the noodles.
Thai Noodle Bowl

2 Tbsp. organic olive oil
3 small garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 organic sweet onion, sliced in strips
1 head of organic bok choi
1 cup of organic sugar snap peas
15 oz. organic tofu, cubed and marinated
4 oz. thin rice noodles, soaked in boiling water and drained
fresh organic cilantro, coarsely chopped
noodle broth

Add olive oil and garlic to stir fry pan and place on high heat. Stir for about 1 minute (careful not the burn the garlic) then add onions and stir 2-3 minutes until translucent. Add peas and bok choi and stir 1-2 minutes. Add tofu and stir 1-2 minutes, until heated through.

Add noodles to a deep soup dish. Pour on the broth and then add the stir fry. Top with cilantro. Serves 2-3.

We finished the meal with a dish of the brand new coconut milk ice cream in mint chocolate from Purely Decadent. Thanks to Chocolate Covered Vegan for the heads-up on this creamy treat!


Anonymous said...

That noodle bowl sounds perfect! I am totally going to try this, thanks!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

I love recreating my favorite restaurant meals! Yours sounds terrific!

And yay for coconut milk ice cream!!!

Meg Wolff said...

Your Thai noodle bowl looks great. Thank you for doing this ... will try it. I've never been to Pom Thai, but have you tried The Green Elephant?

Avery Yale Kamila said...

I absolutely love The Green Elephant! Now if I can just manage to get a table in that popular joint ...

Meg Wolff said...

Try going for lunch. They also have a very nice wait staff.