- 1/2 cup of your fave veggie stock. Stock cubes can't compare to liquid home-made goodness!
- 2 tablespoons of low sodium soy sauce (regular soy sauce is a-ok, but less salt in your diet is better for you!)
- 2 tablespoons of mirin for that amai umami flavour!
- A teeny squeeze of honey if you're keen for some extra summer sweetness
- A sensational sprinkle of sesame seeds for an extra nutritional crunch.
- A teaspoon of ginger as a yummy final garnish.
- 1/3 of a pack of healthy soba noodles.
- Bring a pot of water to the boil and pop 1 wad (1/3 pack) of soba in once it's bubbling. All you need is 3 minutes and they're ready to go!
- Once the soba are done, strain and rinse the noodles under a cold tap before treating them to a refreshing bath in a bowl of ice water. Give the soba a gentle swishing until they're absolutely ice cold and strain them again.
- While you're waiting for the water to boil, combine the stock, mirin, honey and soy sauce in a bowl. And...that's it! Super healthy, super simple! You'll never be able to go back to salty 2 minute noodles ever again! This small mix makes plenty of sauce too, so you can pop the rest in the fridge and make fresh, healthy noodles for a super easy and refreshing summer dinner all week!
- Time to plate up! Let your soba sit all naughty and naked on a plate next to a small bowl of your yummy sauce. If you're in polite company and think your noods need to cover up, add a refreshing sprinkle of sesame seeds and a teaspoon full of spicy ginger!
- Traditionally, the soba are served on a zaru-a bamboo sieve that ensures the soba are totally rid of excess water from their ice bath. If you don't have a zaru or mini colander handy, a little plate or bowl for the noodles is just fine but be sure to strain them well! Not that the soba will *really* get soggy...you'll slurp them up too quickly to let that happen! And I do mean slurp, slurping in Japan is polite-it enhances the flavour and shows the chef you're enjoying the meal.Ittadakimasu!
Product used in recipe
- Hakubaku - Hakubaku Organic Soba
- Lee Kum Kee - Light Soy Sauce
- Obento - Mirin Seasoning