1/1 Photo of Zaru Soba - Chilled Japanese Noodles
This is a dish I became addicted to in Thailand, of all places... I'd never seen it here in Australia, so I learned to make it myself. It's extremely refreshing in hot weather. One way of serving the noodles is to place them over a dish of ice to keep them cool, but that's not necessary if you prefer not to. If you can't find dashi, which is a type of stock prepared with bonito flakes and seaweed, I have found that shop bought instant miso soup can do at a pinch. You might need to fiddle with the proportions of ingredients for the sauce to suit your taste. Some people like to add a little bit of sugar to the sauce as well.
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- 1Combine dashi, shoyu, mirin and vinegar in a pan and bring to a simmer.
- 2Remove from heat and store in refrigerator to chill.
- 3Bring litre of water to boil.
- 4Add soba noodles.
- 5Cook for 4 mins.
- 6Drain noodles using a colander.
- 7Rinse with cold water and wash noodles, making sure all the starch is rinsed off.
- 8Cut nori sheet in four.
- 9Take one quarter and slice thinly.
- 10Place slices of nori on noodles.
- 11Slice spring onion and place on a small dish.
- 12Put wasabi paste on another small dish.
- 13Serve noodles on a bamboo mat traditionally, or just use a plate, with the dipping sauce and condiments in separate bowls.
- 14Combine desired condiments into the sauce.
- 15Dip noodles in sauce and eat!
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Nutritional Facts for Zaru Soba - Chilled Japanese Noodles
Serving Size: 1 (287 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 350.4
- Calories from Fat 6
- Total Fat 0.7 g
- Saturated Fat 0.1 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 2706.5 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 75.1 g
- Dietary Fiber 1.5 g
- Sugars 1.7 g
- Protein 15.9 g
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