It’s really simple. I make this as a quick breakfast, but if you want to make a healthier version and have time to cook, you can also add vegetables such as carrots and onion. If you add the vegetables, boil them first until they are soft, and then follow the rest of the steps.
- water (I’m not sure how much, maybe 2 cups? Enough for all the noodles, or you can use less water and use less noodles, too.)
- almond paste or peanut butter (I recommend using unsweetened. I use unsweetened and unsalted almond paste, 1 heaping tablespoon, or about a tablespoon and a half to two tablespoon full.)
- honey (about 1/2-1 tablespoon full. I recommend raw honey. If you do use sweetened almond paste or peanut butter, please do not use the honey. If you are actually vegan and don’t use honey, you can try another syrupy sweetener–whatever you usually go to)
- curry paste (about 1-2 teaspoon full. I used the chili sour yellow curry paste, which is spicy)
- noodles (I use 3 packs/servings of instant noodles and don’t use the seasoning that comes with them. The Shogun brand of noodles or something similar should also work, in which case I recommend 2 pieces.)
- Pour some water into the pan (no more than 1 1/2 cups to start with, because you can add a little more later if needed, but if you mix the seasonings into too much water, you might need to add a lot more noodles or have soupy noodles and might need more seasonings. But you can also boil the extra water out if you do add too much and don’t want to add the other ingredients, but that will take some patience.
- Begin to heat the water.
- Add almond paste, honey and curry paste.
- Stirring constantly until the almond paste is melted, continue to heat the water until it comes to a boil.
- Boil for about 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add oil.
- Add noodles.
- Continue boiling the noodles 2-3 minutes. Separate the noodles as they soften.
- Turn off the heat.
- Cover the noodles and let them set until the sauce is absorbed and the remaining sauce becomes like paste.
This one is good when you’re on the move, too. If you don’t have time to eat your breakfast at home, or want to eat outside, you can transfer your noodles into a container that has a lid and carry it with you. I recommend eating it while it’s still warm. It’s delicious.