This salad is based on soba – Japanese buckwheat noodles. They are tossed with bean sprouts, Chinese leaves, fresh coriander and an intensely flavoured dressing, then topped with juicy soy-grilled scallops and mushrooms.
Buckwheat contains useful amounts of beta carotene and vitamins from the B group. It is low in fat and rich in starchy carbohydrate. It is not related to wheat so can be eaten by those with wheat intolerance.