Quick Sticks
Woolworths TASTE|August 2019
Quick Sticks

Never perfected pad Thai? Reluctant to try ramen? Freaked out by pho? It all starts with a working knowledge of the humble noodle. Put the kettle on, we have 10 smart ideas for instant gratification

Hannah Lewry

5 WAYS TO PIMP YOUR INSTANT NOODLES

Your fill-the-gap snack will never be boring again…

1 SESAME CHICKEN FLAVOURED NOODLES

Cover the noodles from Woolworths sesame chicken flavored noodle pot with water and seasoning, add halved cherry tomatoes and roughly chopped spring onion, then microwave until the noodles are cooked and the broth is hot.

2 BEEF PHO-FLAVOURED NOODLES

Heat Woolworths’ beef who flavored noodle pot according to package instructions and serve with roasted cashews, chili and mung bean sprouts for crunch.

3 PLAIN QUICKSTICKS NOODLES

Add a drizzle of Woolworths’ Easy to Wok honey, soya and ginger stir-fry sauce to a bowl of hot, steaming noodles – reserve the seasoning sachet to sprinkle over microwave popcorn for a late-afternoon office snack.

4 CHICKEN-AND-HERB QUICKSTICKS NOODLES

Crush Woolworths’ chicken-and herb-flavored quick sticks raw noodles over a quick Asian-style slaw for a new take on croutons. Mix the seasoning into soya, sesame and honey dressing to toss with the slaw.

5 THAI GREEN CURRY QUICKSTICKS NOODLES

Drizzle with coconut milk and add a little hot water to make a broth. Serve with fresh chili and coriander.

DIY FRAGRANT PORK BELLY BROTH WITH RAMEN

“I often make this at home – it's one of my favorite ways to make the most of leftover pork belly. It’s super-easy and supercharged with flavor. Ramen for beginners.”

Serves 4

EASY

Preparation: 20 minutes

Cooking: 1½ hours

Woolworths pickled quail’s eggs 1 x 290 g jar

soya sauce 3–4 T

pork belly 1 kg

olive oil 1 T

sea salt a generous pinch

water 2 cups

whole star anise 2–3

Szechuan peppercorns (or black peppercorns) 1 T

green peppercorns 2 T

cinnamon 1–2 sticks

Woolworth's miso paste 1 T

black garlic 4–6 cloves, chopped

fresh ginger 1 x 5 cm piece, peeled and chopped

Woolworths organic chicken stock 1 liter

Woolworths instant noodles 2 x 75 g packets, cooked (seasoning reserved)

baby spinach, for serving

roasted chili paste, for serving

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August 2019