Japanese Soba Noodles with Vegetables

    30 minutes

    Soba noodles are made with buckwheat and have a lovely flavour and texture. Here they are marinated and served with julienned vegetables for a lovely cold salad.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 2 (250g) packets soba noodles
    • 4 tablespoons tamari or dark soy sauce
    • 4 tablespoons sesame oil
    • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon chilli oil
    • 1 red capsicum, julienned
    • 2 carrots, julienned
    • 1 bunch spring onions, sliced

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. In a large stockpot, cook noodles in boiling salted water until al dente. Rinse with cold water; drain well.
    2. In a small bowl, mix together 3 tablespoons of the tamari, 3 tablespoons of the sesame oil, vinegar, sugar and chilli oil.
    3. Using tongs, toss noodles with tamari dressing to coat well. Marinate in a covered bowl for 2 hours, or up to 24 hours, tossing occasionally.
    4. Bring marinated noodles to room temperature. Mix remaining 1 tablespoon of tamari and sesame oil and pour over the noodles. Three hours before serving stir in red capsicum, 2/3 of the spring onions and 1/2 the carrots.
    5. To serve, mound the noodle salad on a serving platter and garnish with the remaining spring onions and carrots.

    What's tamari?

    Tamari is similar to soy sauce, but made without wheat. It is therefore suitable for those on a wheat-free diet. Tamari is available online and in specialty shops. If you can't find it, use dark soy sauce.

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    I think its So important that everyone follows the recipe. If you substitute the main ingredient in this recipe which is the SOBA noodles with reg. Spaghetti, you are making a totally diff. dish. I think people should follow the recipe the 1st time around and tweak if they wish the second time around. Its not fair to the person submitting the recipe to get low ranks if you dont follow their recipe. especially like using a completly different noodle. Soba is a grey buckwheat noodle that has a very different taste than rice noodles or reg pasta.  -  21 Jul 2008


    Used different ingredients. This is delicious!!!! I made the sauce exactly as presented here. The only changes I made to the recipe are that I marinated some finely diced chicken in a little of the sauce and then sauteed it and added to the salad and I couldn't find soba noodles so I used fresh shanghai noodles. Great flavours worth finding all the ingredients for. Thank you.  -  21 Jul 2008


    I made this for colleagues at work and they asked for it again. I prefer to use fewer spring onions.  -  21 Jul 2008