I have been working on a play where one character is making ramen in the kitchen. Another fellow walks in and they start talking about the soup and what makes a good soup. What goes into it.
I want to model this soup off the broth of a beloved New York noodle shop and scoured the web looking for the broth recipe. Nowhere that I can find. I am bummed because I can’t finish the scene until I get the soup right.
I finally found this recipe for oxtail soup which he was willing to give away. My mom used to make a soup like this when I was growing up except she put peanuts in hers (Chinese style) and she cooked it in the pressure cooker. It was one of my dad’s favorite things. But, I wouldn’t eat it because it was, well, an ox tail and it freaked me out.
Now, I am a vegetarian of 17 years so I’ll probably never know what it tastes like.
But the characters in my play do. And it’s delicious.