Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Sambal Kagang Udon Noodle Soup for #ChefYaki #Fortune

Have you ever made something that tasted so good you wanted to keep eating it and eating it and eating it til it was all gone?
But you don't have to feel guilty if it's this soup.
Sambal Kagang Udon Noodle Soup for #ChefYaki #Fortune
I took a blogger challenge from Chef Yaki at JSL Foods to come up with a soup for their current blogger challenge.  BTW you can buy them at Albertsons, Target and other fine stores.
They're also on Facebook, as well as Twitter.  #ChefYaki  #Fortune
They sent me three packages of Udon Noodles, Chicken, Mushroom and Original Flavor.  

I used the Original Flavor for this soup. 
 Hey, I think I got a winner here. 
It's so flavorful, and yet light and a little bit spicy and absolutely perfect for those of us who indulged a little much in the Christmas goodies.
But you can eat this year round if you like. 
I think I'm going to.

This soup was created using Udon Noodles which I received from JSL foods for the sole purpose of creating a soup for their blogger challenge. 
I participated in this last year and came up with a couple of great recipes as well.  I made a Yaki-Soba Noodle Spring Roll with Shrimp and some Bok Choy Stir Fry with Yakisoba Noodles.  

I used my new toy tool to julienne the carrots, but also used my amazing (ha ha) knife skills to cut the mini pepper in strips as well as the Bok Choy.

 The smell in the kitchen as this was simmering was fantastic. 
Sambal Kagang Udon Noodle Soup for #ChefYaki #Fortune
I couldn't wait to ladle it out into a bowl.  And then I thought it looked so pretty I had to keep taking pictures.
Sambal Kagang Udon Noodle Soup for #ChefYaki #Fortune
 after the Sambal Kacang sauce was stirred in.
Sambal Kagang Udon Noodle Soup for #ChefYaki #Fortune
 I also used a fork to wind the noodles onto the spoon.  Felt a touch Italian there.
Sambal Kagang Udon Noodle Soup for #ChefYaki #Fortune
And then decided that this also lent itself well to a mug.
I love mug soups. 
Sambal Kagang Udon Noodle Soup for #ChefYaki #Fortune

Yield: 2 Servings

Sambal Kagang Udon Noodle Soup for #ChefYaki #Fortune
Sambal Kagang Udon Noodle Soup for #ChefYaki #Fortune

prep time: 10 MINScook time: 20 MINStotal time: 30 mins
This light, slightly spicy soup is perfect for after holiday indulgences or anytime you want a slightly different soup. It's hearty enough by itself, but you can also add slivered chicken or beef to it as well.


  • 4 cups water
    1/2 cup chicken stock
    1 package original seasoning for Udon Noodles from Chef Yaki
    1 star anise
    2 - 2 inch pieces of Lemon Grass, cut lengthwise
    1- 1 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled
    2 tablespoons Sweet Soy Sauce
    1 carrot, peeled and julienned
    1 small red pepper, seeded and sliced into julienne strips
    1 small Bok Choy, sliced into julienne strips
    Optional: 1/2 cup slivered chicken or beef
Sambal Kagang Sauce
  •  1 tablespoon Chunky Peanut Butter
    1 tablespoon Sweet Soy Sauce
    1 teaspoon Sambal Oelek
    1/2 teaspoon Sesame Seed Oil


  1. Simmer the water, stock and seasonings with the lemon grass, ginger and star anise for 10-15 minutes. 
    Take the ginger, lemon grass and star anise out, set aside.  (you can simmer them in some water for an hour to make a lovely tea later on).

     Add the vegetables to the simmering stock.  Cook just until the carrots are tender.  Add the Chef Yaki Udon Noodles and let come to a boil, then take it off the heat. 
     Stir the Sambal Kagang sauce ingredients together.  Set aside
    Serve with a spoonful of Sambal Kagang Sauce and stir that in. 
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Sidsel Munkholm - Author
Sidsel Munkholm - Author

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.


  1. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday in 2017. Wishing you the very best in 2018 and hope to see you soon.
    Happy New Year!
    Miz Helen

  2. Replies
    1. It was and I will be doing a repeat this week. I still have lots of bok choy in the fridge as well as oodles and oodles of noodles.


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