Thursday, August 28, 2008

Jaden Kitchen Cookbook Testing 2- Noodles for Presto Pasta Nights

Like Mochachocolarita, I love blogging events. It's a community thing. The world seems a little happier when like minded people get together to celebrate with food. The generosity of food bloggers (or floggers) with information and tips also amazes me.

Well, earlier I posted about my experience about testing out recipes for Jaden's recipe book. I'm still learning heaps just by stepping out of my little comfort zone and trying out other cuisines and ingredients. Jaden is looking for more testers, so if you feel up to it..try it! It's great fun.

Recently I have tested out two recipes which I love.

Miso Ramen



I have made Teriyaki Miso Noodles before but this one brings it to another level. Instead of staying safe and buying red miso paste, I decided to try Jaden's suggestion and use white miso paste. Somehow, I can't tell the difference!!! Shows how good my tastebuds are.
The use of ramen provided the textural bite to the noodles-which I enjoyed.
Instead of having hard boiled eggs, I under cook the eggs by 3 minutes. This resulted in soft yolks. The runny egg and miso soup combination? Yum! I did find the recipe slightly too salty for my liking but I like the easiness and healthy meal idea.

Korean Jap Chae

This is one recipe that I was a little nervous about trying. It's not just any Korean stir fried noodles-Jap chae uses sweet potato noodles which I have never used before. I have heard horror stories about how it can become mushy when it becomes overcooked. Thankfully, it didn't happen.

I like the sesame seeds sprinkle on top of the noodles. It just gives it an extra omph. However, I did find the original recipe a little blend and added a few more tablespoons of soya sauce. Other than that, I do like the amount of vegetables in this. It actually makes me feel healthy!



Yup. It's that time of the week again. One of my favorite blogging event is Presto Pasta Nights. This showcase how versatile noodles and pasta is. This week Ruth, the founder of the event is hosting.

15 comments:

Hazza said...

As simple as it sounds, I have never managed to judge the coooking time for 3/4 boiled eggs correctly.

Ruth Daniels said...

Both dishes look very tasty - gorgeous photos, too! Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Night

MisSmall said...

Those eggs are cooked to perfection! The exact eggs that I like to have with my noodle soup. Though in my case, it's mostly instant noodles. :p

Cynthia said...

It is amazing the things we can accomplish when we step out of our comfort zones?

Life for Beginners said...

Oh, I don't know... I think the soft yolks in hard boiled eggs are lovely... Perfect for matching with something hot and soupy. :)

Jackson said...

ooo.. the soft yolk hard boiled egg is so so so good! But it's difficult to prepare

noobcook said...

yummy!~ Your food photos are getting better & better :) Now can I have a small bowl of miso ramen, and a small plate of Jap Chae? ;)

Beachlover said...

I like blogging event but usually forget to keep track the event..Miso Raman look good yea!

Girl Japan said...

Living in Japan... I have to say I love miso- but I like red miso, it all looks so delish..

Precious Pea said...

I love runny egg yolks!!! Well done!

Marie said...

Those soft boiled eggs are so sunny and beautiful! I always have to cross my fingers when I try to make eggs less than hard boiled and I am triumphant only about half the time.

wmw said...

Oh, both dishes looks yummy! Japchae here cost between RM25-RM30 for a plate! Looks like I'll try cooking in the near future.

mikky said...

that korean jap chae looks so delicious... it's hubby's favorite and i'll definitely try doing this for him... thanks for sharing :)

SteamyKitchen said...

You are a noodle queen!!!

daphne said...

hazza-true! It's trial and error for me too.

ruth- my pleasure!

missmall-welcome!! thanks for the kind words. I love runny eggs too!

cynthia-very true!

kenny ^5 Very much soon. I want a bowl of soup now.. hah.

jackson- by luck! haha

noobcook-anything for u babe!

beachlover-ya! me too.. but the pasta prestno is my favourite!

girl japan-is red miso stronger?

precious pea- me too!

wmw-wah! SO EXPENSIVE!!!!!

mikky- thanks for liking it!!

Steamykitchen- all thanks to u!

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