RECIPE : weirdness in a bowl – green tea soup

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are you a fuzzy eater ?
if so, read no further. forget you ever saw this post. because today’s recipe is some seriously weird, flavour-packed food. a result of one of my most daring kitchen experiments to date.
just imagine : green tea, sauerkraut, shiitake, wakame, gochugaru, lime… all at once in a weird-as-can-be soba noodle soup.

and surprisingly enough – absolutely delicious. green tea as a soup base is amazing, don’t know why i’ve never tried it before. and the sauerkraut really adds a fresh an unexpected flavour to soups and stews. i’d like to really encourage you to experiment by adding it to random dishes. i eat it every day.
this soup is my new favourite for sure. not to mention, probably one of the healthiest dishes you can eat.

start off by brewing a cup of green tea. i used an organic sencha, but try whatever kind you usually like.greenteasoup9c

soak the wakame for a few minutes and add sauerkraut. follow this recipe (with video) for my beautiful pink sauerkraut, or use whatever sauerkraut you’ve got available. if you’re not a fan of seaweed, just use kale or spinach or whatever instead of the wakame.

cook your soba noodles and add on top. if you can’t find soba noodles, just use whatever kind you want !
i’m sure this recipe would work with just about any type of noodles.

finish by pouring over the soup. add some spring onions and gochugaru on top and mix everything up ! yum ^^

green tea soup recipe : serves 1
3 shiitake mushrooms (if dried, soak in cold water for 6 hours and remove the stem), sliced
1 portion soba (buckwheat) noodles, or whatever noodles you prefer
1-2 tbsp dried wakame seaweed, or some green leafy veg
1 dl / 0.4 cup homemade pink sauerkraut, or store-bought sauerkraut
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp ginger, grated
1 tsp tamari
or light soy sauce
2 dl / 0.8 cup green tea, brewed in hot water
1 spring onion, sliced
1/4 lime
a pinch of gochugaru (dried korean chilli), or your favourite chilli pepper
a pinch of white pepper
serve with tamari or light soy sauce

instructions :
– brew a cup of green tea
– soak the wakame for a few minutes, until soft. pour out excess water and add the sauerkraut on top
– add a small amount of water (use shiitake soaking water if using dried shiitake) in a pot and heat. add the mushrooms, garlic, ginger, white pepper and half of the spring onion. let simmer for a few minutes
– cook the noodles according to the instructions on the packet. drain and add to the bowl. i twirled mine up, simply for the cuteness ^^
– add the green tea to the soup, and soy sauce to taste. i used 1 tsp, plus poured on some more while eating (like always)
– pour the soup on top of everything, and finish it off with the remaining spring onion and a sprinkle of gochugaru


oh btw, since we moved to a new apartment this week we didn’t have time to make a sunday video. so i hope you’ll make due with this recipe post instead. sorry sorry !

have a beautiful day kids
love // jenny

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