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Cold Noodles with Kimchi

Cold Noodles with Kimchi

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This simple dish is quick to prepare, refreshing, and a great way to enjoy our Kimchi! The possibilities for delicious, fresh toppings are endless and a great way to use up scraps in the fridge. The sauce can be made ahead, and mixed with the noodles right before serving. 

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound egg noodles

  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil, plus a splash

  • 3 ½ tablespoons soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup (optional)

  • 1 tablespoon finely grated ginger

  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic

  • 1-2 teaspoons Hosta Hill Lacto-Fermented Hot Sauce (optional)

  • Hosta Hill Kimchi

  • Lime wedges

  • Sesame seeds

  • Julienne veggies for garnish (carrot, cucumber, cabbage and scallion)

  • Hard-boiled Eggs (optional)

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INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add noodles and cook until barely tender, about 5 minutes; they should retain a hint of chewiness. Drain, rinse with cold water, drain again and toss with a splash of sesame oil.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the remaining 2 tablespoons sesame oil, the soy sauce, rice vinegar, maple syrup, ginger, garlic, and hot sauce (optional).

  3. In a large bowl, toss the noodles with the dressing and add a sprinkle of sesame seeds.

  4. If serving immediately, portion the noodles out into bowls and top with Kimchi and other desired garnishes.

  5. Enjoy!

We've Got A New Website!

After weeks of work, we're pleased to announce the official launch of our shiny new Website.

You'll find us at the same URL, but now with a more comprehensive and functional design, including all new content and images of our products.

But, the best new element of all is our online store, which allows us to process direct orders for our products (sorry, no tempeh for now) for the first time.

So many of you have asked us how to get our products in other parts of the country beyond the Berkshires and now we'll be able to ship them right to your door!

It's such an exciting time at Hosta Hill with our recent Good Food Award win and our upcoming fifth anniversary later this year. Please check back often to catch up with all the latest news.

And, if you like our new site, please let us know in the comments.

 

We Won A 2016 Good Food Award

We’re proud to announce our Gochu Curry Kraut has been awarded a 2016 Good Food Award in the Pickles category.

Unfortunately we could not attend Friday night's amazing ceremony in San Francisco, featuring Carlo Petrini, Alice Waters and Nell Newman, but it's a great thrill to be recognized for the second consecutive year (our Kimchi won in the same category in 2015) by this wonderful organization.

We love that they say "we celebrate the kind of food we all want to eat: tasty, authentic and responsibly produced" because it acknowledges the complete method behind the meal.

To have our handmade ferments, featuring sustainably grown ingredients from right here in the Berkshires, reach a national audience and be mentioned in the same sentence as so many of these other great companies is an incredible honor.

Congratulations to all our fellow winners, particularly those here in the Berkshires, and thank you to the Good Food Retailers Collaborative, sponsoring organizations and judges.

And, thank you as always to all the farms, stores, restaurants, wellness centers, farmers markets and customers who have supported us.

We'll be celebrating our fifth anniversary later this year and this is great way to kick-off 2016!

A Few Words About Winter Farmers Markets this season

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You may have noticed we're not selling our products at as many winter markets this year as we have in the past.  

The main reason is we’ve made the decision to focus our energy on the wholesale side of our business in 2016, as we continue to provide locally produced fermented foods to more stores, restaurants, cafés, wellness centers and schools in Massachusetts and beyond.

We’re very grateful to all the market managers and customers who have supported us over the years, and we will still participate in as many local markets as we can, but the two of us can only be in so many places at once. As demand for our products has increased, so have our responsibilities and we’re doing our best to give each of them the attention they deserve.

The other reason is we're launching a new Web site this month that offers direct online sales for the first time. This allows our customers across the country to order their favorite Hosta Hill products in a totally new way. One that thankfully allows us to spend less time on the road and more time in the kitchen.

So, please keep an eye out for our products on new shelves and tables, especially in the Boston area. And, please don't hesitate to give us a call or send us an email with additional suggestions. Requesting our products in your favorite store or restaurant helps buyers make informed decisions about what their customers want.