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Old 11-21-2014, 02:20 PM   #1
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Question ISO-TNT Noodle Bowl Broth


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For lunch on this dreay, damp and cool day
I made us Deluxe Noodles Bowls.
Here's my problem, I just can't get the
broth right, you know, that authentic Japanese
taste.
I use powdered Dashi and chicken broth and water.
DH always tastes the broth first, "NOPE",
and shakes his head.

Back home in Hawaii, I rarely made
Deluxe Won Ton Mein as we call it,
mainly because you could get it very cheap
at little Mom&Pop places all over, why bother
trying to make it at home?

HELP?

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Old 11-21-2014, 02:35 PM   #2
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Just a guess here Kgirl, but what about adding a little fish sauce? I'm new to fish sauce, but I've found it sure brightens up lots of stuff.
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ISO-TNT Noodle Bowl Broth

Yes, fish sauce. Maybe some miso or soy sauce?
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Old 11-21-2014, 03:11 PM   #4
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Just a guess here Kgirl, but what about adding a little fish sauce? I'm new to fish sauce, but I've found it sure brightens up lots of stuff.
Hmmm, that might work, only thing is
both DH and I are allergic to shell seafood,
isn't Fish Sauce made from shellfish? Not sure ...

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Yes, fish sauce. Maybe some miso or soy sauce?
Oh, I forgot to mention that I do add
a slash of shoyu just before service.

I wish that I could go into one of those
small noodle joints and watch or even ask how they
make their broth.
Here in the middle of the desert, there is no
such thing, within say 75-100 miles,
and so this is why I have been trying to get this.
Won Ton Mein is like Chicken Noodle Soup for us,
only better.
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Check the fish sauce label. Most are made from fermented anchovies.
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For lunch on this dreary, damp and cool day
I made us Deluxe Noodles Bowls.
Here's my problem, I just can't get the
broth right, you know, that authentic Japanese
taste.



HELP?
oops, I should really have said that Asian flavor... noodle bowls
are present in Chinese, Japanese, Taiwanese, Vietnamese, Mongolian, Laotian, Filipino ... I'l stop there.
@Dawgluver, I'll take a better look with my reading glasses
the next time I find some fish sauce.
Does anyone have a favorite brand?
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Old 11-21-2014, 03:48 PM   #7
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Fish sauce does seem to be a common ingredient in these two recipes. Three Crabs is a good brand.

http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2...es-recipe.html

http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2...go-recipe.html

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Fish sauce does seem to be a common ingredient in these two recipes. Three Crabs is a good brand.

Skillet Rice Noodle Bowl with Shrimp and Vegetables | Serious Eats : Recipes

Spicy Noodle Bowl with Beef and Mango | Serious Eats : Recipes

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Fantastic GG, so many mahalos (thanks) for those links!
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I'd expect to see some common flavors in the broth. Cilantro, tamari, ginger, garlic, miso...
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