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.
- Combine dashi, shoyu, mirin and vinegar in a pan and bring to a simmer.
- Remove from heat and store in refrigerator to chill.
- Bring litre of water to boil.
- Add soba noodles.
- Cook for 4 mins.
- Drain noodles using a colander.
- Rinse with cold water and wash noodles, making sure all the starch is rinsed off.
- Cut nori sheet in four.
- Take one quarter and slice thinly.
- Place slices of nori on noodles.
- Slice spring onion and place on a small dish.
- Put wasabi paste on another small dish.
- Serve noodles on a bamboo mat traditionally, or just use a plate, with the dipping sauce and condiments in separate bowls.
- Combine desired condiments into the sauce.
- Dip noodles in sauce and eat!
great recipe !!!
to add more flavor
3 tablespoon soy sauce
3 tablespoon marin
1.5 tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar