Zaru Soba Noodles

Zaru Soba Noodles

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Recipe Rating: 3.53952
Serves 4
These cold noodles are an easy light lunch or side dish. Look for mirin, bonito flakes and wasabi in the grocery department on shelves near other Asian specialties like soy sauce.
Ingredients: 
  • 1 cup niban dashi
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons mirin
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup dried bonito flakes
  • 1 (8-ounce) package uncooked Soba noodles, prepared according to package directions
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
  • Nori strips, thinly sliced
  • Wasabi
  • Green onions, finely chopped
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Method: 
In small sauce pan bring niban dashi, soy sauce, mirin, and sugar to a boil. Stir in bonito flakes and remove from heat. After about 1 minute, strain broth. Cool to room temperature. (May be prepared in advance and stored in the refrigerator.)

Toss noodles with sesame seeds then arrange on 4 plates or zaru baskets. Top with shredded nori. Divide broth between 4 small bowls. Serve a dab of wasabi and a spoonful of green onions on individual small plates. To eat, season sauce as desired with wasabi and onions, then pick up a bite of noodles with chopsticks, dip into sauce, and enjoy.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: 280 calories (45 from fat), 5g total fat, 470mg sodium, 44g carbohydrates, (3 g dietary fiber, 6g sugar), 12g protein.
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