Japanese people, when they are travelling overseas, often crave ‘Zaru Soba’, Soba noodles with dipping sauce, with some reasons. How about Japanese people living overseas? Of course we do!!! Dry ‘Soba’ noodles are commonly available in Australia, and ‘Zaru Soba’ can be a perfect lunch on a hot summer day. However, just noodles can’t be a good meal. Why don’t you add vegetables and protein?


2 Servings


2 servings Dry Soba Noodles
Salad Vegetables *e.g. Cucumber, Lettuce, Radish, Carrot, Onion, Sprouts, etc.
Protein *e.g. Boiled Egg, Canned Tuna, etc.
1 Spring Onion *finely sliced
Toasted Sesame Seeds

Sauce Ingredients

*Note: If you have ‘Mentsuyu’, use it! Just add Sesame Oil.
1/2 cup Water
1/4 teaspoon Dashi Powder
2 tablespoon Soy Sauce
2 tablespoons Mirin
1 teaspoon Sesame Oil

  1. Combine all the sauce ingredients in a saucepan, bring to the boil. Cook for 1-2 minutes, allow it cool, then chill in the fridge.
  2. Slice all vegetables into fine/thin strips.
  3. Cook ‘Soba’ noodles as instructed. DO NOT add salt into the water. Drain, rinse well in COLD water, and drain well again.
  4. Arrange Soba noodles on a plate, cover with loads of veggies, add Boiled Egg or Canned Tuna, or some protein. Sprinkle with sliced Spring Onion, some Nori and Toasted Sesame Seeds.
  5. Pour the cold sauce over and enjoy.