Thanksgiving Leftovers – Dark Meat Tom Yum Kung

We had a great Thanksgiving yesterday – Kit made a wonderful turkey, chocolate chip banana bread too! My buddy Matthew Bellah (the highly acclaimed author) brough over homemade cornbread and traditional stuffing, mashed potaoes, and a loaf of fancy bread.

Well (click to enlarge), here’s the delightful dinner I had the fortune to enjoy. Was a very nice evening. But now what to do? Matt and I did sample some thimblefulls of a concoction known as a Bombay Mule – gin, ginger beer, and lime juice – and it left me a little, well, less than 100% this morning.

Dark Meat Turkey Tom Yum


1 pkg Sau Tao Tom Yum Kung Sliced Noodle (Hong Kong)

1 noodle block from  Maruchan Ramen Noodle Soup (United States)

1 bunch scallions

1/2 cup white onion

sesame seed

Lao Gan Ma Spicy Chili Crisp

About 4oz dark meat turkey


Boil an amount of water. Add in tom yum pack contents. Start adding in things one by one and cook the heck out of it.

Finished (click to enlarge). The two types of noodles had a nice bit of contrast to each other which was nice. The broth really lost all of it’s tom yum taste – it also was quite rich (thanks to the dark meat turkey).  Was going to have a plate of Thanksgiving or maybe a turkey sandwich, but this sounded nice. What are you doing with your leftovers? Make sure to share on the Instant Noodles – The Ramen Rater Facebook group!

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