Mom cooked stir fried pork for steamed bun filling for our trip to North Carolina, and the leftover filling was still in the fridge. I also cooked mung bean for the bun's filling, so the pork filling leftover was still plenty. Mom told me to use it as soon as possible before it got moldy. The other leftover in the fridge was turkey from our brother. The meat was gone except the part attached to the bone. The most part of the bone was still intact except the neck that was eaten the first time for us to try since that part would have been overdone if it had been taken out the same time as the main part of the bird.
I had plan to cook mie Bandung (Bandungnese famous noodle and its sides) when my in laws were still staying in our apartment, but our tight schedule didn't allow me to do so. So, while there was a chance, I made mie Bandung using leftover pork filling and turkey meat for ourselves. The bone was mixed with ginger then boiled for the soup. I also ground chicken breast and spiced it to make chicken dumplings yet I couldn't find the wrapper. After thorough searching, I believed that I put back the dumpling wrapper I was going to buy from grocery cart to its shelf when our parents and I went grocery shopping the other day. We did grocery shopping a lot when they were here, I couldn't recall which one had that dumpling-wrapper part.
Hubby said that was the best noodle he ever had. Hehe...he is such a supportive and loving hubby. But I agree that the mix of pork filling and the turkey was great. I only added a little sweet soy sauce and mushroom to it. The turkey soup was unbelievably flavorful. I doubted it initially. But turkey is fatty, even the cooked bone can still produce great broth. The noodle, that was mixed with fish sauce, soy sauce, and pepper, again brought back my childhood. Our date on that cold winter day was perfect with chopstick-licking (is there such word?) bowls of noodle.
The next day, we decided to drive up to Indiana to visit our parents and brother. We tried to get to Indiana before it was too late because the weather prediction said that it would be snowing in the evening. It was so fortunate to have this yummy noodle for lunch to minimize our stopping time.