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Vegan Soba Mee Goreng With Teriyaki Tempeh

There’s no denying I love a good stir fry. It’s easy, speedy, and it transforms any left overs you have in the fridge. One night, it occured to me that I haven’t had fried noodles for a while and I had this sudden craving for the sweet mee goreng I used to have as a child when I was growing up.

So I created this noodle recipe inspired by that memory. I wanted to create something as delicious but I wanted something better, healthier and more nutritious. Most stir-fry noodles are dripping in oil which makes me cringe sometimes.

This recipe only uses two tablespoons of oil for four servings. It’s a cross between soba noodle salad and mee goreng and it’s full of the colours and flavours I love from the stir fry noodles in my childhood.

Vegan Soba Mee Goreng With Teriyaki Tempeh
 
A comforting but healthy fried noodles that is slightly sweet, slightly salty, fragrant, substantial and every bit delicious.
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Recipe type: Lunch
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 bunch baby broccoli, roughly chopped
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sweet soya sauce
  • 250g tempeh*, cut into cubes
  • 2 bundles of buckwheat noodles
  • 8 okras, sliced
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • Ground pepper
  • ⅓ cup tbsp teriyaki sauce
Method
  1. Melt 1 tbsp oil in a wok on high heat, fry marinaded tempeh for 1 minute, flip and cook until golden brown, set aside.
  2. Cook buckwheat noodles according to packet instruction.
  3. Melt 1 tbsp oil, add sliced onion and sauté until soft. Add garlic and fry for about 1 minute. Add chopped broccoli, stir for 30 seconds.
  4. Add ⅓ cup of water into the wok and stir for 10 seconds.
  5. Add sliced carrots and okras.
  6. Add soy sauce, sweet soya sauce, and sesame oil. Toss all ingredients to combine.
  7. Season with ground pepper.
  8. Garnish with sesame seeds and serve.
Notes
Tempeh is a delicious health food made from fermented soy bean. It's rich in protein and is a perfect substitute for meat.

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I like to experiment. I used to do it everyday, back when I was working as a Microbiologist. It was quite fun until I found myself doing the same thing over and over and over again…

Now I experiment in my kitchen and it’s heaps more fun. Especially when the outcome is edible.

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