As a college student, there are many days where I can't bear the thought of eating yet again
in the dread cafeteria. When these feelings overwhelm me, I turn to a deliciously cheap staple: soba noodles.
I bought a huge pack of noodles for $4. I have eaten at least 13-15 bowls of soup out of this pack--and there are still plenty of bowls left!
There's no set recipe. Nonetheless, here's a good set of guidelines.
-"Rooster sauce," a.k.a. Sriracha hot sauce (you limit the amount added to a few drops if you don't like spice)
-Onion, peppers, etc.
1) Break up some noodles into a bowl.
2) Fill up the bowl with enough water to cover the noodles plus a little extra.
3) Put in microwave for 5-6 minutes (depending on your microwave). The noodles should boil and get soft.
4) Take out of microwave and add sauces to suit your mood. I generally use a 3:2:1 ratio of soy sauce, sesame oil, and Rooster sauce.
5) Mix and serve.
The nice thing is that you can add sauce as you go along. If it doesn't taste right the first try, add some more! Add water, add veggies--whatever!
Onions work really well with this dish. Peppers and carrots also taste quite good. The best(!) addition, though, is prusciutto. (I'm sure that I'm misspelling that.) The Italian ham cooks just enough to salt and flavor the broth. I wish I had some with me.
Enjoy! It's really good, I guarantee. (Make sure you drink the broth!) The Rooster sauce will knock your sinuses out if you add enough to the broth. Yum.
Just for fun, here's a huge blackberry: