Soba or Buckwheat noodle, begins its journey in the Japanese cuisine matching up with udon as a cure to beriberi. This stems from the buckwheat is rich in minerals and matched better than the commonly consumed polished rice.
My introduction to this started a few years back when we were staying in the Philippines, had a few amazing friends, who love to share their culture and went an extra mile to make me a vegetarian bowl. Being honest here the first time I tried this in broth form
I really didn’t like it. But then this quick soba noodle in salad form really elevated a lot of lovely flavours
for me. Its one of my happiest noodle time.
The scallions have a mild aroma and don’t have an “oniony” sting. This works perfectly with one of my offspring’s who really dislikes onions. A generous sprinkle of calcium from the sesame seeds works well on my ‘healthy- mommy’ side too. The rice vinegar ties in all the tastes… just comfort in a bowl.Check out this easy to do recipe and scroll down for the pictural guide
Enjoy your happy soba noodle time.
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Japanese style soba noodle with scallion sauce
For the noodles
- 1 pack Soba noodle
- 1 litre Water
For the sauce
- 1 tbsp ginger finely grated root ( preferable old ginger root)
- 3 tbsp Scallion finely chopped
- 1 tbsp olive oil neutral oil
- 1 tbsp rice vinegar
- 1 tbsp soy sauce light
- Toasted sesame seeds garnish
- Set a mixing bowl for the sauce.Into a mixing bowl add the rice vinegar, light soy sauce, the grated ginger and the scallions.
- Drizzle in the oil and whisk all for the dressing. Set this dressing aside. You can keep it overnight in the refrigerator too.It just marinates the flavors more.
- Set a pot to boil water.
- When the water comes to a boil, drop in the soba noodles and boil it for approximately 3 minutes.( check the package for instructions).
- Drain the noodles and rinse under running filtered water.
- Add the noodles to the prepared sauce and toss well.
- Add in a tsp of sesame seeds and toss again.
- Serve the bundles of noodles with an extra sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds.