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Pan Fried Udon with Crispy Tofu

Is it any surprise that I am madly in love with Asian food? It doesn’t help that with this pregnancy I crave anything with the word “noodles” in it. I’m not complaining though, I love cooking noodles and I’m even more in love with how filling and nutritious most Asian foods are.

Pan Fried Udon with Crispy Tofu

I’m especially in love with how delicious this dish was, so much so that I of course, had to share. I know, I know, I’m like your new best friend 😉

So here’s what you need:

2 packages udon noodles, cooked according to package
1 package firm tofu
1 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
4 tbs sesame oil
4 tbs soy sauce
4 tbs brown sugar
2 tbs rice wine vinegar
2 tbs mirin
2 tbs minced ginger
3 large garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp red pepper flakes
2 cup mushrooms
2 cups broccoli
1 cup sliced carrots
cilantro leaves to garnish
Asian sprouts to garnish
Sesame seeds to garnish
Heat a frying pan with a few tablespoons of sesame oil. Cube tofu into small squares and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add to frying pan on high heat. Cook on each side for about 5 minutes or until crispy and browned. Set aside.In the same wok or frying pan, add sesame oil and then add carrots, mushrooms, and broccoli and saute till soft. Add the soy sauce, brown sugar, rice wine vinegar, mirin, salt and pepper, red pepper flakes. Add the noodles and then stir everything together. Finally, add the tofu back into the dish and garnish with sesame seeds, sprouts, and cilantro. Then, stuff your face and enjoy!

Pan Fried Udon with Crispy Tofu 2

And I promise, you will definitely enjoy this dish. There is something about eating udon noodles that makes it so much fun.

In other news, I am now the proud owner of a Breville Juice Fountain Plus Juicer! I am so ridiculously excited to start juicing, my mom got us hooked while we were in Korea and I haven’t been able to get it out of my mind since.

Tonight we decided to test our new baby out and….LOVE. That is all I have to say about our feelings. It was incredibly fast, efficient and super easy to clean. Needless to say, the husband and I were impressed.

juicerIn our juice: carrots, lemons, celery, collard greens, and apples.


Now I can’t stop daydreaming about all of the yummy vegetables I can juice. I know it’s recommended to use a few root vegetables, a watery vegetable, a green, a fruit to add sweetness, and a garnish for extra flavor like lemon, ginger, or parsley and I have a few ideas up my sleeve but I’m always open to suggestions. I just want to have some more fun with my brand new toy 😉

Anyone have favorite juicing recipes to share? And have a great Thursday! I’m off to bed early tonight because I have another pregnancy migraine…WOMP WOMP. Super fun times!