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Serves 6 | Prep Time 15 minutes | Cook Time 30 minutes
3 1/2 ounces Eden Kuzu Pasta, 1 package
2.4 ounces Eden Mung Bean Pasta (Harusame), 1 package
1/4 cup Eden Sliced Shiitake Mushrooms
1/4 piece Eden Kombu, 3 inches long
1/2 pound organic extra firm tofu
Eden Safflower Oil, for deep-frying the tofu
2 cup Chinese cabbage, sliced
1/2 cup carrots, julienned
1/4 cup Eden Dried Lotus Root, cooked for 15 minutes in water just to cover
1/2 cup water chestnuts, water packed, drained, sliced in quarters
1 Tbsp fresh ginger root, finely grated
1 Tbsp Eden Brown Rice Vinegar
1 sheet Eden Sushi Nori, cut into 1 inch squares
1/4 cup scallions, finely chopped
4 cups water, for the broth
1/2 tsp Eden Sea Salt
1/2 tsp Eden Hot Pepper Sesame Oil, for garnish
1/4 cup Eden Bonito Flakes, crumbled for garnish, optional
Place two quarts of water in a medium saucepan, cover and bring to a boil. Remove the cover and add the Kuzu Noodles. Cook for 6 minutes. Add the Mung Bean Pasta to the pot and continue cooking another 4 minutes. Remove, rinse, drain and set aside.
Place 1 inch of oil in deep-frying pot or wok and heat up. Slice the tofu into four 1/4 inch slices and deep-fry until golden and crisp on both sides. Remove and drain on paper towels. Slice the tofu into 1 inch cubes or thin strips and set aside while you prepare the broth.
Place 4 cups water, the kombu and sliced shiitake in a medium saucepan, cover and bring to a boil. Reduce the flame to medium-low and simmer 4 minutes. Remove the kombu and discard. Add the sea salt and simmer 5 minutes. Add the fried tofu, carrots, lotus root and water chestnuts. Simmer uncovered for 5 minutes. Season with shoyu and add the vinegar, cooked noodles and Chinese Cabbage. Take the grated ginger in your hands and squeeze out the ginger juice into the pot. Discard the pulp. Turn the flame to low and simmer uncovered for 1 to 2 minutes. Turn the flame off, ladle into individual bowls and garnish each bowl with equal amounts of nori, bonito flakes, scallions and a dash of Eden Hot Pepper Sesame Oil. Serve hot.