Choose a flavour to match your meat; I usually choose chicken. If you
can't get noodles then use spaghetti and a stock cube.
(e.g. a chicken breast, anything else you have or just miss this out
if you want)
Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Chop up the onion and fry in the oil
for a few minutes. Add the meat, chopped into small pieces. Add the crushed
garlic and ginger. When the meat is cooked, add the chilli sauce, then
the water and soy sauce. Throw in the grated carrot and bring to the boil.
Leave to boil for 5 minutes, more if you want the carrots really soft.
Peel the tomato (dip in boiling water first for a few seconds) chop roughly
and add to the soup. Finally add the noodles (crushed into smaller bits)
with their stock and boil for 3 - 5 minutes. Taste the soup and add more
chilli sauce or soy as required.
We use very VERY hot chilli sauce. Our latest find is a sweet'n'sour chilli
sauce that gives an excellent flavour.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes
Precision: Approximate measurements are OK