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then-thuk (ten-took) / tibetan pull noodle soup

pictured: this pot made with home grown organic swiss chard, spinach and parsley - all other ingredients also organic

the soup:
  • 6-8 cups water
  • 2 cups chopped fresh spinach (or frozen if necessary)
  • 1 diced tomato (or 1/4 to 1/2 a can of tomatoes - depending on personal preference)
  • 2 tbsp. fresh chopped cilantro and/or parsley
  • 2 medium potatoes or chopped daikon (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2 tsp. fresh ginger (grated or chopped - optional)
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 tbsp. shoyu tamari / soy sauce / bragg's liquid aminos
  • 3 tbsp. oil

  • the dough:
  • 1 1/2 cup unbleached white flour
  • around 1/2 cup water

  • this delicious soup is a tibetan monk inspired dish we have enjoyed adding to the collection - it is simple, warming, satisfying and fun to make... adapt it however you like, adding other veggies and flavors if you are so inclined (also very good with carrots, cabbage, scallion, etc.)... this is the basic recipe:

    mix flour and water and knead dough well until it is a uniform, smooth, easy to handle ball - then place it in a covered bowl and let it sit for 20 to 30 minutes while you prepare (wash, chop, slice, dice) the veggies... heat your pot, add oil, pepper (and hot pepper if desired), ginger, garlic, onion and tomato and saute for a few minutes, add the shoyu / soy sauce and sea salt, stir, then add the water to pot... add the potato or daikon, and all other veggies except the spinach and parsley (they go in last)... keep the heat on high until it begins to boil

    the 'throw-down' - this requires some practice but its really fun and you will enjoy getting the hang of it! get a few people in on it for extra speed... separate the dough into 4 pieces, roll into breadstick-like thin rolls, flatten with your fingers, and when the water is boiling, begin pinching thumb-size pieces of flattened dough into the soup pot... use extra flour to keep from sticking if needed (dip your fingers in it), and see how fast you can get all the dough finished... once done, stir well, add spinach and cilantro or parsley, cook a few minutes more and serve immediately!

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