Zaru soba (cold soba noodles with dipping sauce)

23 Jul

Soba noodles with dipping sauce

Zaru soba – or cold soba noodles with dipping sauce – is one of my favourite hot weather lunches. During the summer, I often make a batch of dipping sauce in advance and have it chilled and ready in the fridge.

I prefer to cook the noodles fresh each time I want to eat them – but as long as you rinse them very well after cooking, they should be fine in the fridge for a day or two. more text

Zaru soba (cold soba noodles with dipping sauce)
(serves 4)

  • 1 1/2 cups dashi stock (or light vegetable stock)
  • 3 Tb soy sauce
  • 1 Tb sugar
  • 1 Tb mirin
  • 4 portions buckwheat soba
  • 4 green onions, sliced thinly crosswise
  • 1 sheet nori, toasted and shredded
  • wasabi (optional)
  1. In a small pot over a medium flame, bring the dashi, soy sauce, sugar and mirin to a simmer. Chill until needed.
  2. Cook the soba noodles in unsalted water, according to the package directions. Pour into a colander, rinse under cold water until cool, rubbing them between your fingers to help remove the starch. Drain well.
  3. Divide the noodles between four plates, and garnish with sliced green onion and shredded nori. Serve with a portion of dipping sauce on the side, with a dab of wasabi (if desired).

6 Responses to “Zaru soba (cold soba noodles with dipping sauce)”

  1. Anonymous July 23, 2017 at 2:40 pm #

    Love this dish one of my favourite freshing & tasty!

  2. Margo July 23, 2017 at 3:12 pm #

    Sounds delicious. Is buckwheat the usual soba noodle or a special variant?

    • Andrea July 23, 2017 at 4:31 pm #

      The usual soba noodles 🙂

  3. chefkreso July 23, 2017 at 5:57 pm #

    Such a simple and delicious lunch idea, thanks for sharing!

  4. mamabatesmotel July 24, 2017 at 12:31 am #

    Reblogged this on mamabatesmotel.

    • Andrea July 24, 2017 at 7:47 am #

      Thank you!

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