Today is a sort of guest post from a wonderful Korean lady that came and cooked for Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim a couple of days ago. This was really great, after a hard Jung Suwon workout nourishing food is always wonderful to have! I had the pleasure to watch her prepare this soup, and it looked like a special art form to me!
She was certainly applying Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim’s teachings while she was cooking – to focus with love and care on the food you are making, and to only think beautiful, positive thoughts about how much this food will bring health and happiness to the person receiving it!
First, to make the broth, boil water with crushed garlic and roughly cut yellow onions. Add small dried fish (you can get those at most Oriental markets) and some anchovy sauce (it is naturally gluten-free.) Let this boil gently for about 20 minutes, being careful to not let it boil down too much.
Meanwhile, cut carrots, green onions, zucchini if you have them, into matchstick size pieces and saute separately in olive or sesame oil.
Beat a couple of eggs, fry gently and cut into thin strips when they are done.
Boil the noodles, being careful not to overcook.
If you are gluten-free, be careful as to what noodles you use. If noodles come in packages like this:
without any label, don’t use them! These might taste good and look fantastic, but without any description and documentation, you will have no idea what is in them! And yes, these were the noodles this lady had brought. Luckily she didn’t cook the noodles in the soup, but in a separate pot, so all was well.
I like to use brown rice noodles and my family enjoys those as well.
Now you can start assembling this delicious soup:
Into each bowl, put one serving of noodles, then arrange the sautéed veggies and eggs beautifully on top. Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim emphasizes how important it is for the food to look good, it needs to have eye appeal, like in the picture:
Gently add the soup (only the liquid part) and top with some crumbled seaweed.
Now, after a prayer of thanks, open mouth, insert spoon………