Japanese style soba noodle with scallion sauce

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

A must try Japanese delicacy!!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Course Breakfast, Main Dish
Servings 4 people
Calories 53 kcal


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.


Calories: 53kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 3gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.02gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.02gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.02gSodium: 30mgPotassium: 32mgSugar: 0.1g
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