Mongolian Noodle Soup
Ingredients (serves 2)
Apparently there's no cure for the common cold, but I know that's wrong because this is it; hearty, warming and with just enough chilli to properly un-bung you.
Now let’s be honest, Mongolian food is not pretty and it won’t be winning any haute cuisine awards any time soon. You won’t find a drizzle of this or a jus of that anywhere near it, but quite frankly if you try to posh it up you’ll miss all the good stuff about it. This is utterly unpretentious comfort food and working food. Food cooked over a fire by nomadic herdsmen who think that weekly showering is metrosexual. It’s intended to warm your bones in the bitter cold and keep you going through long days of hard manual labour. If you’re feeling rubbish, make a pan of this, sit on the sofa wrapped in a duvet and eat the lot (never mind the ‘serves 2’ bit), straight out of the pan if necessary. Chicken soup ain’t got nothing on it.