Foodie Friday: Chicken Soup for the Disney-Lovin’ Soul!
Saturday, January 21, 2012
the Disney Foodie Blog Hoppers are extolling
the virtues of Disney-inspired Hot Beverages. Sitting here at my kitchen table
on a lazy Saturday afternoon, gazing out the window at a fresh blanket of snow,
I cannot help but think what a perfect day it is for a steaming bowl of chicken
soup. And while it’s not a beverage,
per se, soup is hot (and mostly liquid!)
So why don’t
you pull up a chair and I’ll set an extra place. We’ll have some Big BowlChicken Soup from the Everything Pop food court at Disney’s Pop Century Resort!
I was fortunate enough to enjoy a solo weekend at Walt Disney World. Un-fortunately,
I caught a bad cold while I was there. Exhausted from a day that had begun ridiculously
early and beleaguered by an increasingly scratchy throat, I decided to leave
the Magic Kingdom just before the start of Wishes
and hopped the bus back to Pop for some much-needed rest. Having missed dinner
I thought it wise to stop in at Everything Pop before collapsing in my room. I
wasn’t at all hungry, but when I saw Big
Bowl Chicken Soup on the menu I immediately ordered it and sat my weary body down at one of the tables.
“Feed a cold, starve a fever,” I told myself, “or... is it ‘starve a cold, feed a fever?’” I always get that one
commonly held belief in many cultures that chicken soup is a good remedy for
the common cold and mothers have been spooning it into their sick children for
Everything Pop version of chicken soup certainly was hot; the vapors were good for
opening my nasal passages and the savory broth soothed my itchy throat. Aside
from that, my taste buds were pleasantly surprised by the use of Asian vegetables
such as bok choy and bamboo shoots, which gave the soup an interesting texture and a flavorful twist.
Here is the
menu if you’d care to make this Disney delicacy at home!
BIG BOWL CHICKEN SOUP
Servings -- adjust accordingly for smaller batches
cooked udon noodles
1 lbs. bok
choy (Bias Cut)
8 oz. sliced
6 oz. bamboo
10 oz. hot
1 oz. minced
1 oz. minced
10 oz. water
1 oz. canola
2 oz. rice
1 oz. soy
onions, for garnish
1. Heat wok
to 175 degrees and add canola oil.
garlic and ginger.
chicken, mushrooms, and bamboo shoots.
vegetables, white wine, soy sauce, chicken stock, and water.
water is at a boil, add hot noodles & bok choy.
5. Turn wok
with hot broth, and green onions.
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