Mushroom Noodle Bowl

by Jill Dalton

Mushroom Noodle Bowl

Jill Dalton
One of our favorite local restaurants in Chapel Hill is New Hope Market where we would always get their mind blowing noodle bowl. Randy, the chef and owner, was kind enough to share the recipe for this dish so we could make it for the show. I have modified it slightly to reduce the sodium content to align with our style of cooking but otherwise this is a faithful rendition of the original. Let me just say, you need this noodle bowl in your life! Delicious broth, chewy mushrooms, scrumptious eggplant and tofu, this soup has it all.
5 from 1 vote
Servings 6 people
Prep 30 minutes
Cook 35 minutes
Total 1 hour 5 minutes

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  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Soak mushrooms for 30 minutes in hot water.
  • Cut tofu and eggplant into small chunks, spread onto a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Sauté the garlic with a couple tablespoons of water in a large soup pan.
  • Blend the dates with the tamari and rice vinegar in a blender.
  • Pour into the pot along with the ginger, lemongrass powder, kombu, pepper flakes, tamari, vegetable broth, kale and miso and cook for 30 minutes on medium heat.
  • Once mushrooms are finished soaking, slice them into small slices and add them to the pot.
  • When the tofu and eggplant are done baking add them to the pot.
  • Cook the rice noodles separately, rinse and drain them.
  • After the soup has cooked for the 30 minutes, add the rice noodles and kimchi.
  • Serve.
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Nutrition info

Calories: 452kcalCarbohydrates: 88gProtein: 16gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 786mgPotassium: 717mgFiber: 11gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 4611IUVitamin C: 44mgCalcium: 240mgIron: 3mg

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The Dragon's Picnic October 10, 2020 - 10:25 am

Sounds like a lot of tasty ingredients in this noodle bowl.

Mindy Stoermann October 11, 2020 - 2:12 pm

I can’t wait to try this. I am substituting zucchini for eggplant and using dinosaur kale. I make pho and Asian soup all the time. So this is right up my alley!!! Grateful to you Jill for sharing this with everyone!

Laurie October 12, 2020 - 7:45 am

This sounds amazing! Is there a reason you use dried mushrooms and not fresh? Just curious.

Jill Dalton October 14, 2020 - 10:09 am

I buy the dried ones in bulk and they are so much cheaper. Then they are always on hand when I want to make this soup.

Bonnie Smith October 14, 2020 - 12:33 pm

Where do you buy dried mushrooms in bulk? I live in Utah and I have never seen bulk dried mushrooms but would sure like to find them.

Jill Dalton October 15, 2020 - 10:17 am

I get them from Amazon.Maybe I shouldn’t have said bulk.It is a one pound bag which is way more than you can get from the grocery store.

Bonnie Smith October 15, 2020 - 10:53 pm

Thanks, I’ll look on Amazon for bulk mushrooms. I watched my first video of yours and learned a great lesson on how to cook mushrooms—in a dry pan! That is a great idea. As we eat mushrooms often you have changed how I cook them. Thank you.

Paula Becker October 17, 2020 - 12:29 pm

Amazing soup, loved it! I substituted thyme for lemon grass, Braggs Organic Sea Kelp Delight Seasoning for the Kombu, used a very generous amount of South River Dandelion Leek Miso and used the same amount of Tamari as the recipe calls for. (South Riiver is The Best Miso & Tamari in America) . I used 8 Tablespoons of MamaKims Kimchi (I could eat the whole jar it’s so good, you can buy this on Etsy.) This was more salty than Jills recipe but to our liking. Also added fresh sliced basil. I used fresh mushrooms and added dark roasted sesame oil on the rice noodles to prevent them from sticking together after they were drained. Our kitchen smelled amazing!! I can’t wait to have another bowl. The rice noodles complimented the rich flavors of this soup perfectly! Jill, thank you for creating such amazing recipes and sharing your love of vegetarian cooking with us! You are a gift to vegetarians!! I love watching you cook, you make our lives so delicious and healthy! Thank you for you kind heart, inner and outer beauty. Many Blessings to you and Your Family!

Pallavi October 19, 2020 - 8:07 pm

Hi! What can you couple this with? I know this would be filling and is a one dish meal – but I do want something else to go with it too. What else ideally will go with this ?

Jill Dalton October 22, 2020 - 6:57 pm

a salad

Paula October 22, 2020 - 7:51 pm

I love Kimchi with this!

Shannon December 1, 2020 - 8:27 am

In the video it looks like you use 1 cup of rice vinegar but the recipe calls for ½ cup. Which is correct? Thanks!

Jill Dalton December 2, 2020 - 10:32 am

1/2 cup

cindyapps December 28, 2021 - 10:28 am

What else could I use if I cant find eggplant?

Jill Dalton December 28, 2021 - 4:56 pm

You can leave it out and it will still be amazing.


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