I write it down here for those who like a recipe or at least a starting point for personal variation.
2 T. dark sesame oil
2 large garlic cloves minced(that's a great word isn't it?)
T. minced fresh ginger
1/2 lg onion thinly sliced
2 medium carrots cut thin diagonally
1 stalk celery cut like the carrots
1/2 lb. sliced baby portabellas
- I was thinking shitakes but balked at the price
1 baby bok choy roughly chopped
Saute these in your soup pot.
1 qt. vegetable broth
-you can buy it by the qt. I used a powdered variety.
1 lb. tofu cut in medium cubes
A bunch of water.
3 T. soy sauce
2 T. rice vinegar
1 T. asian hot sauce
-or some kind of hot sauce. Our asian one is a little sweet.
Cook for a while and then add:
Some kind of noodles.
-I picked up some fancy stuff in the asian section but it looked like it was made of the usual stuff so I bought a very thin short noodle in the regular noodle aisle. A rice noodle might be a better choice.
Cook 'till the noodles are done.
Note: I made up these amounts using my best guess at what I splashed and poured.
I served it with a flatbread and it was good. I kept thinking it might need just a little something else but I couldn't think what that might be.