Almond Meringue Pavlova Wreath
Gochujang–a traditional Korean condiment–adds a spicy twist to this soba noodle dish.
1. Cook noodles in a large pot of boiling water, following package directions but omitting salt, until tender, 4 min. Drain, then soak noodles in cold water.
2. Pat tofu dry with paper towels. Season with pepper and toss with cornstarch in a medium bowl. Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high. Add 1 tbsp sesame oil, then tofu. Cook, turning cubes occasionally, until crispy and golden- brown, 5 to 7 min. Transfer
to a paper-towel-lined plate.
3. Stir vinegar with soy sauce, honey, gochujang and remaining sesame oil in a large bowl. Drain noodles and toss with vinegar mixture. Add edamame, cucumbers, radishes, green onions and tofu until combined.
4. Divide noodles and tofu mixture among 4 bowls.
Gochujang, the thick Korean chili paste that gives the Crispy Spicy Tofu Noodle Bowl its piquant kick, is made from chili peppers, sticky rice and fermented soybeans. It adds a smoky, spicy depth of flavour to marinades, stews and soups. Thinned with a bit of rice vinegar and sugar, it also makes a pungent dipping sauce.