Zaru Soba Noodles

Serves 4

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
  • Finely chopped green onions
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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, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 470mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (3g dietary fiber, 6g sugar), 12g protein
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