This soup turned out really good. It could have used some protein. I have a skirt steak in the fridge so I might pan fry it tomorrow, make another batch of Thai-doctored ramen and add a few pieces.
This week I'm also going to make a steak salad with the same skirt steak (it is about 3/4 of a pound so it should feed me 3 times). I use romaine lettuce, dried cranberries, whole almonds (or sliced when I have them) and make a red wine vinaigrette with Trader Joe's California Estate Olive oil and dijon mustard to make it all come together. I like my skirt steak medium rare and I usually let it rest 5 minutes before slicing it on the bias so the juices don't run out all over my cutting board. This way the meat stays juicy.
Also I bough some fruit tonight at the market, Food City had good looking pears, mangoes and bananas. Sometimes I like to put all of these fruits together along with a splash of lime juice and then put chili powder on top. Cucumber is good on this too. I know, sounds weird, but you have got to try this summer fruit salad. It's a little spicy, juicy and delicious!