Monday, January 30, 2012

RECIPE: Soba Noodle Salad

I spied this post by Scandi Foodie and was reminded about how much I love soba noodles. Uncomplicated, refreshing, cooling, delicious. I love a small bowl of the noodles with a sprinkling of sesame seeds, sliced shallots and a drizzle of ponzu sauce.

So why not make some, ey?

I was also making some Vietnamese rice paper rolls, so it turned into a sorta of Japanese/Thai fusion dish because I used whatever I had on hand. I'd recommend you do the same and not bother sticking to the recipe.

Mix together:
- 100g of soba noodles, cooked as per packet instructions and rinsed with cold water
- 1 small carrot (I used purple because they're sexy) shaved with a vegetable/speed peeler
- Around 20 snow pea sprouts, torn in half
- A few coriander, mint and Thai basil leaves, torn roughly with your hands
- 2 T ponzu sauce
- 1 T sesame oil
- A small grating of garlic and ginger


MissPiggy said...

I love Soba salad too...I made up my own one after trying a good version at The Book Kitchen...but I'm going to expand and try yours. Can you buy Ponzu dressing or do you have to make it from scratch?

Ben said...

Yeah you can buy bottled ponzu dressing, which I recommend doing.

You can make it if you want and mix soy, mirin, rice wine vinegar and yuzu juice (lemon would work if you can't find yuzu). But why bother ey.