Spicy Malaysian Noodles

Spicy Malaysian Noodles

Hi everyone!

This marks the last day of our beloved Foodbuzz. I am not sure how I feel about not having all your smiling faces pop up on my Foodbuzz inbox everyday.

I have done by best to try and follow as many of you as possible in any way that I can. Please feel free to do the same so that we can keep in touch.

I most definitely want to keep in touch with as many of you as I can. I don’t always have a ton of time to see your posts as they come up on Twitter or Facebook because I have a full time job, but I am hoping that I will get to see the majority of them when I can.

Just to let you know, I love you all. If I don’t come to visit as much as normal, please know it is not because I don’t care. It could be because I just didn’t see what you were up to. Make sure and stop by and comment so I can see what you are up to.

This new DailyFoodBuzz thing shall be interesting for sure. The format is definitely different, it will take some adjusting. I am looking forward to seeing all of your dishes on the Top 9. Even though I am still confused on how we will know what it is they are looking for each week haha.

Anyways.

In other news, I have been doing GREAT with my running. I am feeling great!

Patrick and I have been doing this new set of workouts where we run for 3 miles and stop every .25 miles to do plyo. Holy moly that is a hard workout. However, last time that we did our 3 miles, I ran the 3 miles in a little over 24 minutes. That is reaaaally good for me.

Last night after my softball game, which we unfortunately lost by 1 in extra innings :-(, I ran my mile in 8:17:58 mins. That is a super fast mile for me. Considering I only started really running in April, I think that is a great improvement from my starting mile of about 10:30 mins.

I am signed up for 3 races in September. All 5k. You have to start somewhere right?? I am hoping that I will do well with them. 2 of them are crazy ones (Rugged Maniac and Warrior Dash). The softball girls talked me into those haha. The 3rd Patrick and I will be running together.

I know he will be faster than me, but he normally is. Having that longer stride really helps. 5’3″ vs. 6’2″ is a big difference haha.

This recipe I am sharing with you today is something that Patrick actually picked out. I was surprised he picked this one. Well, maybe not super surprised. He likes spicy.

So having “spicy” in the title to him means he will love it haha. I think he enjoyed it though so that is good.

Adapted from this recipe. Serves 4.

Ingredients:

  • 1 (14oz) package water-packed extra-firm tofu, drained
  • 1 (1 lbs) package fresh Chinese lo mein noodles
  • 2 tablespoons dark sesame oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 heads baby bok choy, trimmed and cut crosswise into 2-inch-thick strips
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoons chile paste with garlic
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon creamy natural peanut butter
  • 4 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce

**I couldn’t find bean sauce in my local stores so I replaced it with some peanut butter and extra soy sauce. You could also use Hoisin sauce, but you would need to decrease the sugar***

Line a plate with 3 layers of paper towels and top it with your tofu. Then place another 3 layers on top of the tofu and place another plate on top of that. Let this stand for about 20 minutes. This helps to get some of the excess water off of the tofu. After the 20 minutes, cut the tofu into 1/2 cubes..

Cook your noodles in a large pan of boiling water for the allotted time on the package. This can be anywhere between 3-5 minutes. Just watch them and make sure they are cooked thoroughly. When you drain the noodles reserve about 1 cup for later use in teh dish.

Wipe the pan with paper towels to dry off all the excess water. Heat your sesame oil in the pan over medium heat. Add your garlic and cook for about 30 seconds until it starts to brown. Make sure to stir constantly.

Add salt and bok choy and cook for about 1 minute stirring quite frequently. Stir in 1/2 cup of the reserved liquid from the noodles. Reduce the heat and cook for about 5 minutes.

Combine sugar, chile paste, lime juice, peanut butter, and soy sauce. Stir until all of this is well combined. Add the noodles that you cooked and add the remaining 1/2 cup of reserved liquid. Cook until the noodles are heated back up again and then toss in the tofu and stir gently together.

Serve while hot.

This dish was quite a bit spicier than I had anticipated. Which was fine with me because Patrick and I really like spicy food.

I would first like to point out that the serving size on this dish is 1-2/3 cup. That is a HUGE portion! I mean normally pasta dishes you get maybe a 1 cup if you are lucky.

For that portion, it is 359 calories, 9.5 g of fat, 15.1g of protein. That is some great stats!!

Have a great day everyone!

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Comments

  1. It looks really flavorful and simple :) I love a lot of peanut butter in mine :)

  2. Is 10:25am too early to crave this dish? You sure know how to induce the cravings, and you are one busy lady. Would live to try your workout but I have been relegated to my stationary bike until my ankle/tendon issues have been resolved. Burn some extra calories for me!!!

    • Haha, of course not Sandra! Yea you definitely don’t want to push it when you have ankle problems. Especially with high impact work outs the bike is probably the best for you right now!

  3. Isn’t it crazy that foodbuzz is coming to an end? Oh my! I will keep up with you though :-) You can’t escape me. Lol! These noodles look delicious.

  4. Hi there. My subscription box isn’t working at the moment but I do have your posts coming in via e-mail. It is kind of sad about Foodbuzz but I we will get used to whatever it is they are oing, LOL. This is one of my favorite dishes and spicy too. Love that you added the baby bok choy, I just love that stuff and even grew some last year in my garden. Hope all is well and do stay in touch.

    • Hi Suzi! Thanks so much for subscribing! It is kind of sad, but I am sure all us foodies will pull together. We will keep in touch just fine. Glad you enjoyed the recipe!

  5. These noodles are just up my alley… spicy and delicious!! Wow!! Spectacular, mouthwatering photos too. :) I am still unsure about the new Foodbuzz format… I still call it Foodbuzz because I keep forgetting the new name.. Daily buzz or whatever it is. I have signed up for emails from your blog so I should still see what you are up to…which is great. I also think it’s so cool you and your honey work out together… You two are fit and fabulous! :)

    • Haha I hear ya Ramona! I am not sure what it is going to be like. We shall see for sure. Thank you for being signed up for the emails that is so nice of you! Thank you! It makes it a lot easier to work out when you have a partner :-)

  6. I’m sad about Foodbuzz too! I will miss all my “friends” on there :( I don’t think I like the new page. I signed up to follow your blog so we can keep in touch :)

  7. I am just as confused on the new dailybuzz. Hopefully we will all get it figured out by tomorrow.

  8. I will miss foodbuzz too – but hope have subscribed to everyone’s blog!!!
    Your noodles look absolutely incredible and delicious and perfect ;)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  9. I am also sad. I have joined foodbuzz in May and I will miss my new friends. I will follow your blog.
    Great recipes

  10. Your noodles look amazing! I’ve been meaning to make some sort of Asian noodle dish all summer…and you’ve made me crave them once again :) I know what you mean about foodbuzz…it was a great tool to connect with my favorite bloggers…and now I’m certain I will forget to touch base with a number of friends. I’ve seen a lot more joining Google+ this week…maybe that will help.

  11. Yummy!!!!! love spicy flavors with peanut butter

  12. wow your exercise sounds really really hardcore! you’re such an inspiration! these noodles look amazing!

  13. This looks very appetizing. I want mine with lots of bok choy and tofu!
    It’s kind of sad that we can’t find our favourite bloggers via Foodbuzz any more, but there’s always a way to get connected!

    • Thanks very much Angie!! I know it is sad, and no you aren’t the only one who doesn’t know much about DailyBuzz. I feel like the majority of people who I have talked to have no idea how it works and there doesn’t seem to be much information from their end. Kind of stinks, but I am sure we will keep in touch!

  14. These noodles look amazing! I am at a loss, too, about the demise of FoodBuzz…haven’t even checked out DailyBuzz yet, but it doesn’t sound like it is going to meet the needs of many foodbloggers like FoodBuzz did.

    • No I don’t think it will. It has no real way for us to keep in touch with the people that we had made contact with. I think that is what upsets people the most. Oh well, we will all do our best that is all we can do! Thanks honey!

  15. i don’t think i really like daily buzz as of now.. maybe i will get used to it…

    as for these noodles… good lord! i would love a bowl of these. i am a spicy food junkie so i am gonna love this plus it has peanut butter… delicious!

  16. I have you on my Google:) My husband keeps wanting pasta, but it’s too warm for me. I’ll just have to make Lo Mein for him with this light sauce and veggies and PB.

  17. I’m so sad to be losing FoodBuzz! I don’t really understand the new Daily Buzz? Its seems way more difficult to keep in contact with all our foodie friends :( I’m subscribed to your blog though so I won’t be losing you!! Love your spicy noodles! Just gave me some inspiration to actually cook dinner tonight… yikes.. I’ve been super lazy this week :)

    • Oh I know Kristina! It does seem much harder to keep in touch with our foodie friends. Steph (Steph’s Bite by Bite) and I have been trying to talk to the Daily Buzz people about where our posts are going and how we can view them, and it kind of seems like unless you are on the top 9 you really won’t be seen anymore. I don’t know…we shall see. Hopefully things smooth out. I have been lazy too, hope it turns out good for you! :-)

  18. This looks AMAZING!!!!! And I also don’t really like this new format. Actually, I hate it.

    • Thank you Claire! You know, I have been hearing that from a lot of people. It stinks that they didn’t take into consideration what any of the Foodbuzz users wanted.

  19. Raven, These noodles look heavenly for I love spicy too. I’m bookmarking this for a try! Like many have commented, I’m at a loss too regarding Foodbuzz, but we are strong, connected people. I think we’ll figure it out.

    Many thanks for your kind words over at my place this morning. It was great hearing from you!

  20. You can’t lose me that easy! I’ve moved you into my reader, I had you on FB, but I’m not on there that often. Your best option is to just move the bloggers you want to read into a reader.
    Yummy dish, I love spicy too.
    -Gina-

  21. these look marvelous! congratulations on your mile and your races, too! i am trying to get up the guts to sign up for a 10k soon. it’s slightly longer than my daily run, and i’m pretty slow so i’m nervous about getting passed up the whole time. but like you said you gotta start somewhere!

  22. This really looks delicious.. I love noodles of any kind…and I would love this with Shichimi Togarashi.

  23. Flavorful and healthy! A winning combo! We miss Foodbuzz so far. This new thing is confusing… But you’re on our blogroll so we won’t forget about you!

  24. NICE JOB on the running!! Those miles are super fast! I’ve been running for years and my miles are not that fast…I’m a sloooow runner!
    This dish looks amazing, great job! I always love tofu noodle dishes, one of my all-time favorite dinners!

  25. Hmm…I just commented and it didn’t show up, so sorry if this is a duplicate!!
    Great job on the running! Your times are super fast, you go girl!! I have been running for years and my times have never been that fast. You are a natural.
    This dish scrumptious! I love tofu noodle dishes, one of my all-time favorite dinners!

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