With the Philips Avance Collection Noodle Maker, I made my own tomato noodles for this gorgeous stewed pork noodle soup.
I was excited to try my toy out! My 75-year-old aunt was even more excited than me. She kept eyeing it but was scared to spoil it, so she waited til today for me to demo while jotting down notes. So cute! Basically, her notes went like this:
Step 1: Pour in the plain flour (250g for 2-3 people). Close the cover.
Step 2: On the machine.
Step 3: Pour in the tomato juice (85ml).
Step 4: Get a plate ready.
Simple? If my aunt can do it, anyone can! The entire process didn’t take ten minutes as promised. It took LESS THAN ten minutes. Show you some pictures.
Easy or what? The noodle maker comes with four attachments to make Penne, Angel Hair Pasta/Mee Kia, Fettuccine/Ban Mian, and Spaghetti/Yellow Noodle. I used the Spaghetti/Yellow Noodle attachment for these tomato noodles. There is also no need to weigh flour and measure liquid as Philips also provides two containers- one for flour (just fill to the brim!) and one for liquid (fill to indicator).
What about the washing up, you ask? All need-to-wash parts are detachable and almost non-stick for easy washing. The tiny noodle holes of the attachment seem tricky to wash, but use the special cleaning tool for easy one-push cleaning. Basically, there is a separate ‘cover’ for each noodle attachment with needle-like protruding tips. So all you need to do is clasp the ‘cover’ to the round noodle attachment, give it a push, and most of the dough will come out. I used a toothpick to clean it even further. I also really like it that there is a ‘drawer’ to store all the noodle attachments and cleaning tools.
And now for the recipe! I was craving some noodles in hot soup as it is the ultimate comfort food.
The first dish that I thought of was Taiwanese Beef Noodles. As the husband doesn’t take beef, I substituted with pork collar. Pork shoulder/collar is the best part for slow cooking. The bits of fat melt to create a fork-tender texture that leaves you wanting more! The recipe might seem long but you don’t really need to do a lot. Most of the cooking time is effortless- just leave it on the stove top to cook.
How to resist this again? The hearty broth is so rich and flavourful that my aunt said we should set up a stall selling this. This kinda reminds me of soup kambing, but much lighter. I really like how the slippery tomato noodles went with this! You can also choose to have this with spaghetti, ban mian or even mee kia.
p/s- I bought ready-packed mixed spices for $0.50. This is what it looks like: