Thursday, August 7, 2008

Fish Rice Noodle Soup: Bad Girl Gone Good

Meals after meals of rich, decadent and tasty is time for something clean and clear. Yeah. Right.
That doesn't sound like Rita. Since when did she turn to such a good girl? Something's fishy alright.

The truth is...yes, mostly I love everything that's bad for me. But it also feels nice to be a good girl when people (when I say "people", I really meant my mom) ask "Do you eat well? do you eat healthy? Do you eat vegetables?" I could say "Yes! Yes! and Yes!"

Plus, this month, I could see a few birthdays coming, and each will include at least one, if not multiple satisfying, naughty and sinful meals (is it just me? or this sounds naughtier than I intended? LOL).

Thus, just this once, preparing myself for all the foreseeable beautifully orchestrated symphony of cholesterol and fat, I'll treat myself to something clean, clear, healthy, but still with a great deal of yummility to it ^_^

Fish Rice Noodle Soup

(serves 2)
- 2 packs of thin rice noodles (mai fan) or you can choose any other noodles
- 0.5 lb of boneless fish fillet (I use seabass fillet), cut into bite size chunks
- 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 2 cloves shallot, thinly sliced
- 1 cm ginger, crushed
- a cup of fish stock or chicken stock
- 2 large tomatoes, each cut into 8 parts
- celery, cut into small pieces
- olive oil
- salt, pepper, sugar, fish sauce
- red chilli, fish sauce and vinegar (for dipping)

Marinate fish with salt and pepper, pan fried in some oil, set aside (if you want it more sinful, you can add corn starch coating and pan fry until golden brown hehe). Saute garlic, shallot, ginger, add celery pieces, add stock, add tomatoes, add hot water if you want it more soupy, add rice noodles, serve with fish fillets on top, garnish with fried garlic pieces or shallot, serve with chilli dip (for the fish).

Sharing this with Presto Pasta Night's Gang, hosted this week by Michelle of Greedy Gourmet
That was me being a good girl for one meal. Today I had a slice of lemon cake for breakfast, a sinful yumcha lunch and 3 different birthday cakes (chocolate cheesecake, mango cheesecake and black forest)...and it's not even dinner time yet hehe

Boy, it feels so good to be bad :p


Lidia Sianturi said...

Dont worry for me, sinful meal taste heaven! You've got a friend..

Sharon said...

Oh I see all sorts of Yummility here :) Sometimes a good, healthy meal is refreshing especially with so many social events you have going on!

Sheila said...

Wooww, jadi bukan gue aja yg makan cake buat sarapan...qiqiqiq. Ternyata gue gak sendirian. Indahnya duniaaa :D

Jescel said...

I agree... this will make you feel less guilty about gorging down those bday treats, huh? LOL... love fish soup.... i had something like this just recently, but with shrimps.

Jescel said...

by the way, I'll be i HK on Aug13th, at the airport only though.. buhuhuh.. I'm going to the Philippines via Cathay Pacific.. but my stopover is long! 8 hrs!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Love your healthy fish noodle soup. Then you won't feel that guilty of having sinful dessert later on right? ;)

Anonymous said...

Why is it that sinful food taste the best? You are not alone in liking unhealthy food, heh ... but like u said, your noodle soup still has a lot of yummility ;)

Mama Mia said...

I love rice noodles~! so yummy and indeed healthy!

daphne said...

we need the balance of good and bad in our life... that bad part sound really balance to me. :p

Anonymous said...

OMG I would eat this for breakfast. Noodles are the best thing evahhhh, and yours look so yummy! Toss me some sriracha to thrown on mine, please. :)

Anonymous said...

It's a funny phenomenon, but it's almost as if your tongue gets tired of rich, fatty foods. Mine yells sometimes to give it a break and when I treat it to fruit and more acidic things, it's as happy as hell. :-)

Ruth Daniels said...

At least you have balance in your diet ;-)

Thanks for sharing a great pasta dish with Presto Pasta Nights

Jin Hooi said...

I love sinful, unhealthy GOODNESS too!! haha.. Love ur fish rice noodle soup ;-)

glamah16 said...

You know this month I am on my own private soup kick. And I am nit much of a soup eater. This would be one I want !