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 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
1/4 cup Dashi Stock *OR 1/4 cup Water & 1/8 teaspoon Dashi Powder
1 & 1/2 tablespoons Soy Sauce
1 tablespoon Mirin
- 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.
- Cook Soba Noodles as instructed. DO NOT add salt to water. Drain, rinse well in COLD water, and drain well again.
- 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.
- Pour chilled Mentsuyu Sauce over and enjoy.