Nell Newman's Marinated Ginger Tofu over Crispy Browned Soba Noo

Total Time
2hrs 40mins
Prep 2 hrs
Cook 40 mins

I got this recipe from Newman's Own Cookbook. Tofu is so good in soy sauce. This is an excellent dish! Update: Due to reviews, please use a low sodium soy sauce, so it won't be too salty!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb tofu, cut in 1-inch cubes
  • 23 cup tamari or 23 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh gingerroot
  • 1 large onion, coarsely chopped
  • 12 large red pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, cut in 1/2-inch slices
  • 2 stalks bok choy, sliced 1/2 ,thick 1 large zucchini, sliced 1/2 , thick
  • 8 ounces soba noodles
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil


  1. Simmer the tofu in the soy sauce with the gingeroot, onion, and the 2 1/4 cups of water for 1 hours.
  2. Allow to marinate for at least 1 hours.
  3. or up to 5 hours.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350*.
  5. Place the red pepper, celery, bok choy, and zucchini in a large, shallow, ovenproof dish and pour the tofu and marinade over them.
  6. Braise for 30 to 60 minutes.
  7. ,depending on how you like your tofu or how much time you have.
  8. I usually cook it until the tofu is browned and the sauce is bubbly.
  9. While the tofu is cooking, place the soba noodles in boiling water with 1 tbls.
  10. of sesame oil and cook until al dente.
  11. Drain and place in nonstick pan over medium-high heat.
  12. Add the remaining 2 tbls.
  13. of sesame oil and spread the noodles so they cover the pan evenly.
  14. Cook until darkly browned or lightly burned.
  15. To serve, spoon the tofu mixture over individual portions of the fried noodles.
Most Helpful

I felt like the sauce was a little bit runny, and lacking flavor. It was salty. I ended up adding some crushed red pepper and some honey to the sauce. I liked the fried noodles, though!

bmnchef July 13, 2011

Note to reduce the amount of salt, use a low sodium soy sauce or Braggs liquid Aminos [this is a very very low sodium soy sauce]

drhousespcatcher June 15, 2007

I really wanted to love this recipe. The tofu was just too salty from the soy sauce, almost to the point of being inedible. The veggies and noodles tasted okay. I marinated for four hours and braised for one hour. The presentation was lovely but the flavor...not so much.

Hadice August 01, 2006