Living with with my current room mate has some sweet perks. He knows how to make some delicious asian foods. We finally got some Mirin a japenese sweet rice wine. Adam says its perfect when combining with soy sauce, so of course that is what we did.
We started off by blanching the bok choi (3 large pieces) and used the same water to blanche the udon noodles (enough for 3 people) so they could be fried. add little dash of sesame oil to noodles and bok choi.
in a seperate bowl we made a mixture of
- 1 tbs of soy sauce
- 1 tbs of mirin
- 1/2 tsp of sugar
- added some vegetable oil to a saucepan at med-high temp
- once oil is hot frying up some diced onion (1/2 red onion) and eggplant (3 baby ones)
- after a few minutes, once the onions were soft we mixed in diced shitake mushrooms
- after a few more minutes of cooking we added the noodles
- frying the noodles up, we put a small pot lid to get them slightly crispy on the bottom
- finally we added the sauce and mixed it all together doing the same thing with the pot lid
- in the last minute add the bok choi