On a hot summer day, what I want to eat is something cold such as cold noodles. Today I mixed Green Tea Soba Noodles with Salad Vegetables. I love to eat it with Mentsuyu (Japanese Noodle Dipping Sauce). I added Avocado, which instantly elevated the dish to next level. Avocado matches well with the Soy Sauce flavoured Mentsuyu, and of course it adds some good nutrients to the dish.


1 Serving


1 serving Soba Noodles *Today I used Cha Soba (Green Tea Soba Noodles)
1/2 cupful Cucumber & Lettuce *sliced into thin strips
1/2 Avocado *cut into bite-size pieces
1/2 sheet Toasted Nori *torn into small pieces
Spring Onion *finely chopped
Toasted Sesame Seeds
1/3 cup Mentsuyu

Mentsuyu Sauce
1/4 cup Dashi Stock *OR 1/4 cup Water & 1/8 teaspoon Dashi Powder
1 & 1/2 tablespoons Soy Sauce
1 tablespoon Mirin

  1. If you make Mentsuyu for this dish, combine the ingredients in a heat-proof bowl, and bring to the boil in the microwave, then cool. *Note: This process can be done using a saucepan. Chill the sauce in the fridge.
  2. Cook Soba Noodles as instructed. DO NOT add salt to water. Drain, rinse well in COLD water, and drain well again.
  3. Add thinly sliced Cucumber and Lettuce to the drained Soba, and combine. Place in a deep plate or bowl, add Avocado, top with Nori, sprinkle with some Spring Onion and Toasted Sesame Seeds.
  4. Pour chilled Mentsuyu Sauce over and enjoy.