Prep & Cooking Time: 20 minutes.
One of my favourite dishes of 2019 had to be this 𝑨𝒔𝒊𝒂𝒏 styled tempeh noodle soup.
D e l i c i o u s . H e a r t y & H e a l t h y .
And so easy to make!
Firm Tempeh/or Tofu. I use “Tofoo” brand or Japanese tofu found in the Asian food isle.
1 red chilli. 1 onion. 2 gloves of garlic.
Worcester & or Soy Sauce.
1 Veggie Stock Cube.
Noodle of your choice. I recommend soft thick noodles to absorb all of the beautiful flavours!
Step one: Chop Ginger, Red Chilli, Onions and Garlic. Fry in large pot with olive oil until aromas are released.
Step two: Add cooked tempeh, Worcester and soy sauce to pot with remaining veggies. Cook for 5 minutes.
Step three: Add 750ml boiling veggie stock to the pot and bring to a boil and leave to simmer to 10 minutes.
Step four: Add the noodles to the pot and simmer for a further 5-7 minutes.
Season to taste.. Serve and enjoy x
What I love most about this dish is that is tastes even better the next day! This is perfect for any cold or coughs (add extra chillies)! All Plant Based and full of flavour and goodness for our bodies.
Tofu & Tempeh are both excellent sources of protein for Vegans and Vegetarians and really taste however you wish to season them! Marinating the night before in any sauces or seasonings help to absorb the flavours really well before cooking any dish.
Are soy foods good for us? There are mixed views on wether on not soy products do lower heart disease and cholesterol or if they are harmful when consumed too often. Check out Harvard’s updated research on Soy foods.
I usually buy these in supermarkets such as Morrisons, Sainsburys or Asda for around £2 a block. this can serve 2 good meals. I recommend ” The Tofoo Co ” firm Tempeh & Tofu as I find this brand needs less draining compared to others and crisps really well. I have linked below to the website for “The Tofoo”.
I am loving Asian foods right now! They always feel so clean for my body usually filled with a ton of colourful veggies & spice. After looking into Japans culture & way of living at the end of last year for a University project it inspired me to look more into what foods I can add to my diet from other parts of the world to benefit my health. I have been browsing more in the Asian isles are the supermarkets finding some AMAZING foods. If you have never stopped & had a look before at the world foods isle of your supermarket or even a local Asian market. You should!
As part of my Masters degree that I began in September 2019, the first module we explored looked into evolving health challenges in the United Kingdom. At the end of this module I wrote a report looking into the rising trend of Obesity in western countries in contrast to eastern countries such as Japan which show a very low rate of 3.7% of the population to be overweight compared to an average of over 50% the United Kingdom! Crazy right?
This piece of writing led me into reading and watching videos on how the East live and what exactly they were doing so differently to be leading the way in the world with the longest life expectancy, low rates of Obesity and sedentary behaviour. We can certainly take some example and tips from the Japanese diet adding soy foods, rice, fresh noodles & plenty of vegetables to our diets.
Why not start with this Asian Styled Plant Based noodle soup!
Keep an eye for some more Asian inspired recipes & topics at The Wishing Well Food space.
Meanwhile if you are interested in the Japanese Secrets To A Long And Happy Life… Check out this gem of a book that I found on Amazon.
On an inspiring note to finish…
The people of Japan believe that everyone has an “Ikigai” – A reason to jump out of bed each morning.