Friday, December 4, 2009

cup noodles

First of all, no, I didn’t actually eat Cup Noodles. Many in my age demographic do, and I’m not going to pretend I’ve never had them, but I didn’t eat cup noodles.

However, I arrived from a seminar on anxiety (SO interesting!) and had a brief- BRIEF- interval of time before The Office started to throw together a stir fry (incidentally- did other people have the “Hey Mr. Scott” rap stuck in their heads ALL DAY too?!).

And… my stir fry… sure looked like a Cup Noodles.

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Dumped boiling water on dried shiitakes. Cooked up udon noodles. Stir fried up ginger, garlic, green onion, carrots (fresh), and peas (frozen). Threw it all together with some fish sauce and the broth from the rehydrated mushrooms. Topped with almonds (for protein- too bad I didn’t have peanuts, I was kind of going for Thai?) and Sriracha (obvi).

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It tasted… like hot food, which was pretty much all I needed. I will say that I ate the peas and carrots first to get them out of the way (much like eating a Cup Noodles!) and then ate the rest. The best combo were noodles and Sriracha and, surprisingly, shiitakes and almonds. Interesting to know.

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Lunch was more quasi-junk food.

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I tried carrot fries after seeing them all over the blog world. They were okay. I think other, starchier vegetables (ie potatoes and butternut) are just more conducive to the slice-thin-spray-bake-in-a-hot-oven method. I also had a banana and PB, cause this was kind of a childhood nostalgia meal (always seem to crave those during finals stress period!)

And of course the ultimate in childhood comfort for me is oozy cheese:

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Mmm mm mm. I wish I didn’t know about saturated fat, cause otherwise I’d probably eat copious amounts of cheese with every meal. This is 2% cheddar, though, and quite tasty.

On the note of junk food from Asia:

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Nabbed this at the Asian Studies Reception last night (free sushi! Score! I’m on their mailing list because of my China class!). The lady on the package is looking very coy!

The inside:

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Doesn’t it look like a hamburger bun?! Except it’s like 2 inches wide. The filling is pretty skimpy, huh?

I opened it and then was too scared to eat it… all the ingredients are in Chinese.

I’ll let you know if I get brave and try it!

7 comments:

fittingbackin said...

Those noodles look great! I think i'm officially obsessed with sriacha!!

tam said...

ummmmmmmm noodles I love noodles!

Thanks for stopping by x x

Sophie said...

MMMMMM,...the noodles look yummie!

Delicious!

Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said...

Mmmmm...that quesadilla looks good!

That candy does look a little scary :-)

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joyofood said...

The noodle meal looks wonderful.

Taylor

dearbonnie said...

Thanks for the comment.
The carrot fries are unusual, I have to give them a try.

tara said...

Your lunch looked so tasty and comforting!!
Haha I'll be interested to see if you brave that Chinese package, looked interesting =P
Have a great Sunday!!! <3 <3