Beef Udon with Portobello Mushroom
I was in the mood for experimenting the other day ergo, this unorthodox noodle dish emerged from my kitchen. I oftentimes encountered the beef and mushroom combination in meat dishes but rarely or never at all had I encountered a noodle dish having this kind of fusion. If there is, none that I was aware of. So, it really did come out as a trial thing for me. I have a mixed overall regard about the dish. The after taste is a typical dark, meaty soup which is acceptable. However, the creaminess is also a bit overpowering especially the initial aroma. If you are averse of the somehow distinctive earthy mushroom smell, a definite modification of the recipe might be deemed necessary. Otherwise, if you are a fan, this is a different way of enjoying portobello apart from the classic grilled and fried.
How to make: Saute chopped onion (1 med sized) and garlic (3 cloves) in 2 tbsps olive oil until fragrant. Add in sliced portobello mushrooms (3 pcs) and saute for 2 minutes. Add in thinly sliced beef meat (250g) and stir-fry for a few minutes until tender and browned. Add 3 cups of water and 1/2 cup of osyter sauce dissolved in 1 cup of water. Allow to boil and simmer until the beef meat is fully cooked. Add in 3 packs of fresh udon noodles and simmer for 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.