Being sick sucks. I really hate it. Recently I caught a bug that kept me from being myself for about 4 days. I was running a temp of 103, and was unable to rest due to work. Bad combination.
A little history… When I used to live in New York, I watched cooking shows when I was too broke to eat and hungry. Sadistic combination I know. But it was fun nonetheless. Since then, I have had an obsession with food shows. The latest for me to envelop myself in has been “The Mind of a Chef" on PBS.
Season 1 was watched in no time while I was sick and E was away in Texas. One episode caught me in particular. The season was showcasing David Chang of Momofuku, and during the “Simple” episode, he shared how to make a Chinese Chicken Noodle Soup.
Now Chang is obsessed with ramen. So being the amateur home cook that I am, I knew I had to do everything from scratch. So now that I am healthy again, I decided to give it a go.
Now ramen noodles are a bit different from normal noodles. They have a heavy alkaline content to keep the “bite” while sitting in broth. Apparently my scouring the internet led me to the following:
Alkaline Noodle Recipe
Chinese Chicken Noodle Recipe
And off I went…
It took most of Sunday, but good things come to those who wait.
Would I do it again? Yeah, probably so. I really enjoy the homemade noodles… Chicken isn’t my favorite, so I may have to play with making a ramen stock… I foresee a trip to the Japanese market in my future…