Soba II

In my most recent Weekend Snapshot entry about soba, my friend, Tin, left this comment, which included a question:

it looks so good, weng! do you just mix the ingredients, that’s all? if it’s easy to make, i’ll try to prepare it for R. he loves jap noodles. :)

Thank you for leaving that comment, Tin!  I should have included the procedure in my post.  So sorry about that!  Hahaha!  And to answer your question, yes, it’s that easy to make. 

Here’s what you will need for the a basic soba:

Japanese buckwheat noodles

soba tsuyu (noodle dipping sauce)

nori (roasted shredded seaweed)

wasabi ( I prefer the powdered wasabi)

1.  Add noodles to a pot of boiling water and cook for about 4-5 minutes on high heat, or until the noodles reach the desired tenderness.

2.  Strain noodles into a colander and rinse under cold running water (iced water will be even better as you want your soba to be cold).  Drain well then transfer to a plate.

3.  Garnish with the nori. 

You can have a side of vegetables and quail eggs if you like. ;)  That’s all there is to it! :)  LIke I said, anyone who can boil water can do this.  Hahaha.

Just a short note about the soba tsuyu, you can choose to buy one that is already ready for dipping or one that still has to be mixed with water.  You can also make this from scratch.  We bought the one that is ready for dipping, lazy people that we are.  :D

Next time, I hope to make hot soba, say, tempura soba.  *cross fingers*

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3 Responses to “Soba II”

  1. maiylah says:

    that does sound so easy! we love eating Japanese food, but we haven’t tried this one yet … :)
    thanks for the visit!


  2. tigerfish says:

    Coincidentally, I’ve just had a soba post up! :)


  3. tin says:

    many, many thanks! i’ll try this soon!! mwah!


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