There are bad carbs and good carbs. Some good carbs can be great carbs with the right amount of sex appeal. We’re about to take what is already damn good for you and make it damn good for your culinary seduction game. Leave it to the Japanese to make noodles this banging on the healthy scale. They already brought us ninjas, sumo wrestling, and anime porn. No one should be surprised that their culinary innovations are as versatile as a geisha who goes from flower dancing to lap dancing. The addition of winter veggies creates an extra bonus like banging a hottie who can actually carry on a conversation other than shopping or sports. I think I’m in love, or just very hungry and horny. Either way, munch freely!
Total time: approximately 20 minutes
Projected cost: $9
Drinking Buddy: Hot Sake
Ingredients (Serves 4):
1. 1 tbsp soy sauce
2. 1 tbsp fish sauce (skip to make vegan)
3. 1 tbsp rice vinegar
4. 1 tsp sesame oil
5. 1 dash lemongrass sauce or tsp dried lemongrass
6. 2 green onions chopped coarsely
7. 1 bunch rainbow chard
8. 1 white radish
9. 1 package soba noodles
10. 1 handful chopped cilantro
11. 2 garlic cloves chopped finely
12. 1/2 lime
Combine the rice vinegar, fish sauce, lemongrass, soy sauce, and cilantro into a sauce to dream about.
Thoroughly wash the radish, peel the outside, chop off the stem, chop it coarsely, and then slice the radish into thin rounds. Then thoroughly wash the rainbow chard and chop down every 2 inches.
SautÈ the garlic in the sesame oil on medium heat (approx 30 sec). Throw in the sliced radishes and cook until they soften, flipping once (approx 3 min). Next cook in the cilantro, chopped radish stems, and rainbow chard (approx 2 min). Pour in the sauce and cook in the flavor (approx 2 min).
While sauteing, bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook the soba noodles al dente (approx 5 min). Drain the noodles and stir them into the veggies. Heat them through, mixing thoroughly (approx 2 min). Squeeze lime over before serving.
This killer CARBOLUSCIOUS dish can rule the day solo, or complete any Japanese ENTRÉE.