There are some of those recipes that your children love and you hate. Then there are those recipes that are lovely and grown-up but children won't come near them. And then every once in a while you can hit on a winner. A recipe that everyone likes. Something that's delicious, includes a vegetable or two, and is simple.
My Bangkok Noodles were a surprising win for our family. Often when I make something like this it takes a little convincing, but there are two reasons why this works.
1. I have the kids help. They can all chop vegetables, drop noodles in the water, or mix the dressing.
2. It's customizable. You can keep the vegetables on the side so everyone can add their own.
This is also a great next day lunch - so make extra! You won't regret it.
Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook noodles.
Heat a large skillet and brown garlic.
Add oyster sauce, soy sauce, lime juice, sriracha, and honey. Whisk and cook until bubbly.
Stir in onions to coat with the sauce. Remove from the heat.
Toss in cooked noodles and cover with sauce.
Add bell peppers, onion, carrots, fresh basil, and peanuts. Toss and serve hot or cold.
1 lb soba noodles
1 bell pepper, sliced
1 red onion, sliced
1 carrot, sliced
1 mango, sliced
4-6 cloves of garlic, smashed 1⁄4 cup oyster sauce
1⁄4 cup soy sauce
2 tbs honey
1 lime, juiced
1 tsp sriracha
1⁄2 cup fresh basil, chopped 1⁄4 cup peanuts, chopped