Hoto “Houtou” thick noodle soup
Hoto or Houtou is a miso soup with thick flat noodles which is a speciality of Yamanashi prefecture Japan.
It can made made in a pan or donabe pot .
To make the noodles you will need
160g of all purpose flour
70 mil of tepid water
Put your flour in a bowl with a pinch of salt add your water little by little until you get a dough. Knead well and spread out your dough to a few mm thickness on a flour surface or parchment paper. Cut out long thick noodles .
In a large pot / pan add your vegetables I used
daikon,carrot,kabocha,taro,shiitake add enough water to cover and simmer vegetables until tender.
Then add any leafy greens like cabbage or komatsuna .
ladel a little of the liquid and add a heap teaspoon of your choice of miso a miso with a nice earthy flavour is good like barley or brown rice or a Hatcho miso. Dissolve the miso and add it to your pot of vegetables
Finally if needed add a little more hot water and add your noodles . I found that it’s good to lay your noodles on the top of your vegetables and pop on a lid to steam them for 5 mins .
If you have made this in a donabe pot you can simply eat it straight from the pot or ladle out into bowls .
This nabe miso hot pot dish makes a great winter warmer.