Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

I make this quite often. We love it; it has the right amount of spiciness, and you can adjust the spiciness to fit your tastes. We also use this sauce as a dip for spring rolls or egg rolls, or as a sauce for broccoli or other stir fried Asian vegetables.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat soy sauce until reduced by half.
  2. Turn to low and add molasses.
  3. Warm briefly and transfer to bowl.
  4. Add remaining ingredients except noodles.
  5. Add salt to taste.
  6. Boil noodles about 3 minutes.
  7. Drain and plunge in ice water.
  8. Drain and rinse.
  9. Combine with sauce and chill.


Most Helpful

Delicious!! I did cut down the sesame oil by about half (trying to watch my fat intake) and didn't miss it at all. I added some chopped red pepper for color, as well as some sesame seeds for crunch. I found that the amount of sauce was enough for a whole pound of soba. Fantastic and very simple dish, one I will definitely make again! Thanks for posting!!

Tracy K May 01, 2004

Yummy and my friends enjoyed it. But I think the amount of sesame oil is too high. I used 1 tblsp and it seemed enough to me. I tried it both with tahini and peanut butter. I prefer tahini and it mixed in better. I had to heat the sauce in the microwave to get the peanut butter to mix in with the sauce properly. Very good though!

jessieng August 26, 2003

This is just terrific! I had to cut the chili oil waaay down - she is very sensitive to all things hot. What is most interesting is the use of tahini instead of peanut butter - that really intensifies the sesame taste. Had to make a substitution or two, no soba in the house, so used about 4 oz. of Chinese noodles + 4 oz. angel hair. It was still fine so the recipe works even if you don't have absolutely all the ingredients. Happy slurping!

Mr. Capers July 08, 2010

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