Soba noodle is a type of noodles made from buckwheat and wheat flours. It is widely eaten in Japan either as a hot or a cold dish. It has also grown in popularity among the Chinese and other Oriental countries. The buckwheat flour gives it a grayish look.
My family love soba noodles. It is easy to cook and makes for a very easy meal. Some times we have it for dinner if we just want something light and simple. Sometimes we have it in soup and sometimes we have it dry. In fact you can eat soba noodles any time of the day. Here’s how I do it.
Depending on how much you eat, usually I cook 1 little bundle for one person. If you have a lot of toppings you may use less. A simple seasoning is just some shallot oil with the fried shallots, soya sauce, chili sauce if you like it spicy and some sesame oil.
To cook the noodles, put some water to boil. Then add in the noodles and cook for about 5 minutes uncovered till done. Test for doneness. Dish up and straight into the bowl of seasoning and mix well. Pour it out onto a plate. You can add your favourite toppings to it. I add a fried egg, some stir fried vegetables and some fried mince which I cooked a day earlier. Check out how I cooked a very nice and simple mince for noodles here.
Have you ever tried soba noodles? What other types of noodles do you like? What is your favourite noodle?
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