Soba noodles are enjoyed through out the year in Japan. From store bought packs to handmade "Teuchi soba 手打ちそば" in restaurants where you can watch the skill of a master make buckwheat noodles from scratch.
Zaru Soba is a very famous dish enjoyed on New Year's Eve and has many wonderful meanings, from connecting the crossing of the year, bringing longevity and symbolic to wash away the hardships of the past year. It’s important to slurp the noodles as you eat to maximise the flavour, so slurp away.
Serves 2 I Preparation time 10 minuets
- Cook the Soba noodles according to instructions on pack. Once cooked, drain the noodles into a colander or a strainer and rinse under cold running water. This helps to stop the noodles from continuing to cook and removes the excess starch. Take a small handful and place it on a bamboo strainer or a plate.
- Dilute the noodle broth to pack instructions with filtered water. Taste it before serving and adjust accordingly by adding more noodle broth or dilute it further with more water.
- Prepare the condiments plate by chopping the spring onion, cutting the sushi nori into thin strips using scissors and grating the daikon radish. You can plate it individually or place all items on a medium size plate and share.
- Enjoy these simple noodles by dipping the ends into the broth and slurp away!
Recipe by Lisa Dawson
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