A little ways back, I won a random Hodo contest on Instagram and received some seriously awesome stuff from them. A T-shirt, lunch box, tote bag, and a bunch of their food! I had already bought their Tofu products from my usual grocery store, and I absolutely fell in love with them, so this was all pretty cool. One thing that came in the package was Yuba noodles. I had not only no clue what these were, but I had never once heard of them. So I was equally both excited and nervous to even try them. But today was the day I decided to grab them out of the fridge and give ’em a try.
And my goodness it was so delicious! The Yuba was sesame flavored, which is always an iffy flavor for me, which was another reason I was a little bit apprehensive about trying these out but the back of the box suggested throwing them in a stir fry and I’ve never gone wrong with a stir fry before so I was game to try it out.
The meal took about maybe 20 minutes to throw together with a couple veggies from my fridge, and I easily had a delicious filling lunch with plenty for leftovers! It’s stir fry so you can add whatever kind of vegetables you’d like to BUT here’s what I did.
One package of Sesame Yuba Noodles
1 cup of Broccoli
1 cup of Cauliflower
1/2 cup of Spinach
Fresh minced garlic
I wish I had mushrooms to add to this, it would have been the cherry on top. But I opened the fridge and what I had left was not good anymore. Bummer. But nonetheless, the veggies I did have, did the trick.
- Put a bit of olive oil in the bottom of your pan
- After the pan has warmed up on medium heat, add in the minced garlic
- after the garlic begins to cook, add in the broccoli and the cauliflower
- If you so choose, like I did, I added a little bit more olive oil on top of the broccoli and cauliflower.
- Sprinkle some salt and cayenne and cover until the broccoli and cauliflower are softened. (I used frozen veggies so I let it sit for a little bit longer than you would have to if they were fresh, either would work).
- Once the Broccoli and Cauliflower are softened, add in the frozen spinach. And recover for a minute or two.
- If you think it’s necessary, you can, of course, add a little more salt or whatever spice you decided to use if you think the veggies need it, but the sesame “cream” flavor, I think, is enough.
- Then the last step would be to add in the Yuba noodles and recover the stir fry just long enough to warm through the noodles. They can be eaten cold or warm, so I just wanted to warm them through.
As I said before, I was apprehensive about the sesame flavor because it hasn’t always been my favorite, but this time, I loved it. It wasn’t too much, it was just right. I also made way more than necessary for one person, so I have two more meals snapped away in containers for later, so I got three meals out of this one box, and for someone on a budget, that’s what I like to see.
Hodo has an incredible line of products that are absolutely worth a try. Their marinated tofu is outstanding; I have it at least a few times a week. I had my first tofu veggie burger through them, and it was absolutely delicious, and now, I can also say I’m a huge Yuba noodle fan. I know that I can find their products at my local target and market 32 and with a little research I’m sure you can find them somewhere near you as well.
Here’s a link to their website if you’re interested in learning more.
and I also recommend checking them out on Instagram @/hodofoods for recipes and all-around good content!