Ever since it started showing up at the Westport Farmers’ Market, I am slowly but surely getting addicted to the “Nit Noi” lifestyle!
I go to the market every Thursday. I eat some Boxcar Cantina tamales for lunch as I sip some of Donny Raus’s Cold Roman. I do some food shopping, and say hello to friends I come across. And I always …. always head home with some yummy takeout noodle soup from Nit Noi Provisions. Dinner that night, is sure to be a breeze because alI I have to do is heat up the bone broth that comes with my Nit Noi order… and simply pour it onto the chicken, noodle and bok choy mix that comes in a separate container (to maintain its freshness). Voila! A healthful dinner is served.
A bit of googling revealed that Not Noi is Thai for “a little bit”. And while this stuff may look like a little bit to some, I can assure you that it makes for a sizable single serving and packs a whole LOT of goodness in it. The broth is a classic bone broth made with pasture-raised animals and organic vegetables sourced locally and sustainably. Anytime I eat something that is prepared with so much passion and conscience, it gives me that much more pleasure consuming it. Don’t you feel the same way?
Often times soups end up being too oily and salty. This bone broth is simple and homestyle. It does not feel heavy of fatty. The seasoning is perfect! It’s great for when you are feeling a bit under the weather. It’s clean flavors are perfect for summer or cold winter months. It’s a great option for dinner on demand – because it’s ready when you are! It comes as chicken, pork or vegetable base. You can opt for fish sauce or soy seasoning in your broth. You can pick your spice levels. You can further jazz it up with some Thai fried garlic or Thai chili oil – both available on the side. The chicken and veggies for the soup come fully cooked, all you need to so is add them to the broth when its time to serve.
Nit Noi offers cold broth soup as well as some noodle dishes. I have yet to give those a try. They also offer some pre-ordering options on their website. Give it a try! Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
PS: Nit Noi Provisions is not a brick and mortar business. They pop up from time to time at local businesses (Wave Hill Breads in Norwalk, or Bar ‘Bucha in Westport etc) and are a permanent fixture at Westport Farmers’ Market.