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Sesame Soba Noddles

Updated: Apr 29, 2022



This Sesame Soba Noodles (inspired by a recipe from Love & Lemons site) is just so perfect for a hot summer day! It's light, full of flavor, color and texture. I love the tanginess of lemon, the sweetness and pungent of ginger as well as the refreshing flavor of mints. When it comes to cooking, there are 5 basic tastes that make the foundation of every recipe - sweet, sour, salty, bitter and umami. Being able to bring in all these 5 basic tastes and learn how to balance them will really help to elevate your cooking and turn it into a fun and easy time!


For the soba noodles, I am using the Organic Soba from Hakubaku and got it from Fairprice - a local supermarket in Singapore. They do carry a variety of Japanese products in which I also got the Edamame and Japanese Soy Sauce from there as well.


The ingredients are simple - buckwheat soba, edamame, tofu, avocado, radish and mint leaves. You can change the tofu to chicken/ prawn or any proteins that you prefer.


Ingredients

Portion : Serves 2


For the noodles -

- 180gram of buckwheat soba

- a handful of Edamame

- 1 piece of tofu, quick stir fried and cut into cubes

- 3-4 pieces of radish, sliced

- 1 vocado, sliced

- a handful of mint leaves ( you can also use basil or coriander)

- a slice of lemon

- a teaspoon of sesame oil (for drizzling)



For the dressing -

- 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar or white vinegar

- 2 tablespoons of soy sauce

- 1 tablespoon of maple syrup (or honey)

- 1 teaspoon of grated ginger

- 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped

- sesame seed (for topping)


Instructions

Cooked the soba noodles - Follow the package directions to cook the noodles. Rinse it off with cold water, drain well and set it aside.


Prepare the dressing - Follow the proportion under the Ingredients section and mix the vinegar, soy sauce, grated ginger, chopped garlic, maple syrup and sesame seed altogether.


Mix the soba noodles with the dressing and divide them into 2 portions. Top it up with avocado, edamame, tofu, radish, and mint leaves. Squeeze fresh lemon juice over the sliced avocado. Drizzle a teaspoon of sesame oil over.



Leave a comment below and share with me how this recipe turns out for you!


Enjoy!

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