I’ve been trying some new recipes while we are between baseball and soccer seasons. First, right off the bat, this is a recipe we would try again. That being said, I think some comments and modifications are in order.
Some notes about us, because that may affect how you perceive the comments:
- We don’t eat many stir frys.
- We’ve never had veggie noodles. And, I’m the only one here who really likes sweet potatoes.
- I haven’t cooked these noodles or with Korean BBQ sauce before, but those both seemed well within our reach.
- I am a zero pepper person, though most of the family would prefer things spicier.
There are definite pros:
- This recipe is super easy. The most time consuming thing was cutting up the pork. Plus, it gives suggestions for preparation that can be done in advance.
- It is good and was accepted by all the kids.
- It’s quick, and makes a complete meal in one pot.
- The ingredients are not hard to find. I did not buy all of them at Stop & Shop, despite this being their recipe. I’m sure I could have.
But, I would change things up a bit:
- It needs more sauce, like double the amount.
- And, I think pretty much anyone could handle a spicier sauce. They sell a spicy Korean BBQ sauce also which I would recommend.
- The sweet potato noodles felt a bit gimicky. They tasted fine and were cooked properly, they just didn’t seem necessary.
- On the other hand, this could easily be made vegetarian by leaving out the pork. You wouldn’t be missing much, but I would leave the sweet potato noodles in.
In summary: more sauce, possibly spicier, and leave out either the sweet potato noodles or pork.
**Stop & Shop is not everywhere within the US. In the Metro DC area, for example, it is known as Giant. Maybe other names elsewhere.