You can find a lot of innovative pasta recipes now using soba noodles, but traditionally, it’s eaten plain with a dipping broth. We had two broths, one being the typical soy sauce based “men-tsuyu”(麺つゆ) and the other a walnut and miso based one Aya’s mom bought to try. She topped the noodles with sesame seeds and nori seaweed. This was so simple and delicious.

RECIPES:

Soba Noodles

All you do is boil the noodles according the directions on the package, and then dip them in the sauce. (The sauce we had came with the noodles).

4 thoughts on “Soba Noodles (蕎麦)

  1. That looks delicious, but how do you eat it without making a mess? I have never tried to dip noodles before. Is that a dumb question? I’m asking it anyway. 🙂

    1. Hi Desiree, that’s not a dumb question at all! I have and still do make a bit of a mess. 🙂 If you are proficient with chop sticks, you just grab some noodles with your chopsticks, dip them in the broth bowl and then slurp them up. I suppose you can dump the broth on the noodles, but I was told that the dipping method prevents the noodles from getting soggy.

  2. Thanks! I am going to try it! At least in my own home I can say I am proficient *enough* with chopsticks. My husband won’t tell on me and my three year old will believe what I tell him :p

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