Bok Choy Buckwheat Noodles in Seasoned Broth (Yakisoba)
Yakisoba is a traditional Japanese dish. The tofu in this dish can be added raw as written in the recipe, or for a crispy texture, try pan-frying the cubes of tofu and adding them to the soup towards the end of cooking.
Cook the noodles according to the directions on the package. Set aside.
In a 4-quart soup pot over medium heat, heat the oil. Add the onion and garlic and sauté until the onion begins to soften, about 3 minutes. Add the carrot and mushrooms, and sauté 2 to 3 minutes more. Add the water, tamari, tofu, and ginger. Increase the heat to medium high until the mixture begins to simmer. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 10 more minutes.
Add the bok choy to the pot and simmer until the leaves are bright green, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve this dish by placing a handful of noodles in each bowl. Ladle the broth and vegetables over the noodles. Garnish with the green onions.
Recipe from Feeding the Whole Family by Cynthia Lair (Sasquatch Books, 2016).