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Zaru Soba Noodles

Serves 4
Time 10 min
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.
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup niban dashi
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons mirin
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup dried bonito flakes
  • 1 (8.0-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.

Note: We've provided special diet and nutritional information for educational purposes. But remember - we're cooks, not doctors! You should follow the advice of your health-care provider. And since product formulations change, check product labels for the most recent ingredient information.
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  • 1 cup niban dashi
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons mirin
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup dried bonito flakes
  • 1 (8.0-ounce) package uncooked Soba noodles, prepared according to package directions
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
  • Nori strips, thinly sliced
  • Wasabi
  • Green onions, finely chopped
Shop with Prime

Exclusively for Prime members in select ZIP codes.