Our family has really enjoyed the Kung Fu Panda movies and we always wanted to try the Secret Ingredient Noodle Soup. I wanted a delicious, easy soup that could be pulled together on a weeknight. I also wanted something our entire family would enjoy. We went through many iterations to get to this version and we absolutely love it. The entire batch was gone in one evening. We will be making this many times, especially with the cooler weather coming.
I especially love when Mr. Ping tells Po what the secret ingredient is…. nothing! He goes on to tell him “to make something special, you just have to believe it’s special”.
I did a fair amount of research before putting together this soup recipe as I am a picky eater. I wanted to be able to make a tasty soup that included only what I wanted but the wonderful thing about this soup is you can customize it to fit your needs. If you love onion and garlic for instance, add more. I am sensitive to both so I keep the amount of these ingredients pretty minimal. My husband also talked about adding chicken, pork or shrimp to this dish. All would be great as this makes a wonderful base for those plus many other additions.
Food ‘n Flix Club
It’s the 8th anniversary of the Food ‘n Flix Club and to celebrate we can choose any of the previously viewed movies. I selected Kung Fu Panda as I love this movie and wanted to try some oriental dishes. This is the second recipe I’ve created inspired by the movie. The first is Almond Cookies.
Kung Fu Panda Secret Ingredient Noodle Soup Recipe
- 2 carrots, peeled and large diced
- 1/4 of one onion, diced
- 3 stalks celery, large diced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- pinch of salt
- pinch of black pepper
- 1 1/2 tbsp. canola or vegetable oil
- 6 cups chicken broth
- 1 chicken bouillon cube
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 packages chow mein noodles
In a large soup pot, combine the carrot, onion, green onion, celery, garlic and oil and cook until tender. Add the salt and pepper and mix well.
Add broth, bouillon cube and water and bring to a boil.
Add soy sauce and noodles to the broth and cook for 5 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until noodles are ready.
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