Soba Noodles in Chicken Soup

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Soba noodles in chicken soup

Soba noodles in chicken soup

Soba noodles is one of my family’s favourite noodles. I introduced this noodles to my family when we came here to Scotland. I bought it out of curiosity because of its dark colour. On checking out, I found that it’s a popular Japanese noodles made from buckwheat flour mixed with wheat flour. Buckwheat flour is made from a non-gluten grain and is more nutritious than wheat flour or rice. It is good for health.

When I first cooked it, my children went ‘Eeeeewwwww!’ on seeing it…..haha. ¬†This is because they have never seen dark noodles! Well, look is often deceiving. When they tasted it they found that it was very delicious. I knew my children love soup very much so the very first time I cooked it for them, I had to cook it in soup if I want it to go down well. Really happy that they liked it.

My favourite soup for noodles is usually¬†chicken soup. I like to add dried longan, wolfberries and dates for better nutrients. In Chinese cooking, this is tonic to the body. Here is my Soba Noodles In Chicken Soup recipe. There’s no fixed amount of the different ingredients. Just use the amount that you like.

dried longan (a type of tropical fruit)
red dates
sea salt or Kikkoman (to season)
soba noodles

Chicken soup

Chicken soup

Put everything, except soba noodles, into a pot to boil until the chicken is cooked. Season to taste with sea salt or kikkoman soya sauce.

Boiled soba noodles

Boiled soba noodles

What is your favourite type of noodles? What is the most unusual noodles that you have eaten? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.

Other noodle recipes that you may be interested in:
Easy Soba Noodles For Dinner
Making Hand-pulled Noodles
Hand-pulled Noodles And Char Siu Chicken Soup
Malaysian Prawn Soup Noodles
Salmon And Rice Noodles Fry
Chinese Birthday With Longevity Noodles
How To Make Egg Noodles At Home
Noodle Soup And Fried Noodles from Homemade Egg Noodles

A wonderful food blogger friend, Biren of rotinrice has recently posted a soba noodle dish, too. It looks very delicious.

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Katerina  on October 21st, 2010

I know my son would have the same reaction as your children. I have never tried these noodles. Your soup looks very hearty.

penny aka jeroxie  on October 21st, 2010

I must try adding longans to my broth next time. nice and sweet.

kristy  on October 21st, 2010

Wow, soba noodle with tonic soup! Sounds marvellous. My kids & I love this kind of tonic soup alot. We normally have this with white rice.Thanks and hope you’re having a wonderful day. Take care!
Cheers, Kristy

somewhere in singapore  on October 21st, 2010

I never try this noddle b4…

Spoon and Chopsticks  on October 21st, 2010

Mary, that’s a great bowl of soup.

Priya  on October 21st, 2010

Wat a filling and droolworthy soup..

My Restaurants Melbourne  on October 21st, 2010

I’ve got to try soba noodles next time I make it.

Belinda @zomppa  on October 21st, 2010

I found the most interesting part was the wolfberries and longans in this chicken soup!

denise @ quickies on the dinner table  on October 21st, 2010

I know I will like this Mary because I often add wolfberries to my soups and very often make mee sua soup with chicken and wolfberries :) This is so perfect for cool weather…..

pigpigscorner  on October 21st, 2010

Looks so comforting! I love soba but my hubs is not a huge fan, he prefers udon.

Dr.Sameena Prathap  on October 21st, 2010

Hi Mary,

Wow…looks amazing…Keep rocking…:)


Aipi  on October 21st, 2010

hearty n comforting bowl of noodles in my soup :)

US Masala

Faith  on October 21st, 2010

This looks wonderful, Mary! Definitely a bowl full of comfort. I love the soba noodles in there, I’ve never had them in chicken soup, I bet it’s delicious!

Jess @ Bakericious  on October 21st, 2010

this noodle must be full of flavour, I love noodle in soup.

elra  on October 21st, 2010

I love soba noodle, it’s nutritious and tastes good.

lani  on October 21st, 2010

I want to some, it’s been raining here for few days and yet we’re expecting another typhoon.
I love soba, yum!

Biren @ Roti n Rice  on October 21st, 2010

I’ve never thought of combining a Chinese herbal soup with soba but it looks really good. I just made some herbal soup yesterday. Maybe I’ll boil some soba to go with it. Your soba really does look much darker than the ones I am used to.

makcikmanggis  on October 21st, 2010

sup yang sangat sihat.masuk list jugak ni.Tadi makcik dah cuba masak carrot stir fry .Sedap sangat makan begitu saja.My son cakap “pasta”hehe.Thanks Mary:)

Sarah Naveen  on October 21st, 2010

nice recipe..looks so yummy!!

anncoo  on October 21st, 2010

Mary, your soba looks so perfect! Sounds really good to add into chicken soup and please remember to keep for me.

Lyndsey  on October 21st, 2010

I love the look of your soba noodles in chicken soup! I really need to use more soba noodle, I like that you gave us other ideas too. I want some now before I get sick :D

Swathi  on October 21st, 2010

I love soba noodles. Yours looks yummy in chicken soup. Delicious.

lequan  on October 21st, 2010

Haha, only a mother knows her kids that well. Very smart to make this in it’s soup form first. Now I’m sure your kids can enjoy these noodles any way you serve them thanks to you. I enjoy soba noodles too. They’re definitely the type of noodles that have some “meat” to them per strand. I’ve never had dried longan in noodle soup before, in dessert soups yes, but never noodle soup. That’s a great idea as I love the flavor dried longans add. Another lovely dish for this cool weather here!

Drick  on October 21st, 2010

like the added nutrients you give to so many of your delicious recipes, cooking for the body and soul…

Light Delight with TouTou  on October 21st, 2010

I love Soba noodles, and used to have them quite often while I was in China. They are just so chewy and healthy! chicken soup and noodle? definitely a staple in my house!

suituapui  on October 21st, 2010

Looks like an adaptation of Foochow mee sua in chicken soup. Must taste great!

Blackswan  on October 21st, 2010

This is interesting - mix of Japanese & Chinese. Well done, Mary!

Shirley@kokken69  on October 21st, 2010

Soba is indeed a healthy treat. Though I still prefer ramen to soba, I still enjoy the occasional zaru soba- so refreshing!

Elin  on October 21st, 2010

Mary..this is my kind of noodle soup..healthy too!

Little Inbox  on October 21st, 2010

This is my favorite way to enjoy mee suah with several types of chicken herbal soup.

noobcook  on October 22nd, 2010

soba is one of my fave noodles too! love this simple yet comforting one-dish meal :)

Joanne  on October 22nd, 2010

I love soba and they seem like a great addition to soup, although I probably would have been scared of them as a kid as well!

Sushma Mallya  on October 22nd, 2010

i have never heard of these before , it seems good..

Cheah  on October 22nd, 2010

Think I’ll look out for these noodles too. Good idea to have them in tonic soup!

Dimah  on October 22nd, 2010

This sounds lovely! Thanks for sharing!

Shirley  on October 22nd, 2010

I’ve never tried soba noodles, must give it a shot.

Jeannie  on October 23rd, 2010

Unusual combination but bet it tasted good. I have tried hokkien fried spagetti here and it was good too. So I think fusion food is cool!

Barbara  on October 23rd, 2010

Interesting combo in your soup! I love soba noodles too.

Ananda Rajashekar  on October 23rd, 2010

haha oh yea Merie that noodles colors in bit different, can believe how kids would have reacted lol but if i get a chance i would give it a go! :D

Heavenly Housewife  on October 23rd, 2010

What a great hearty soup, full of lots of great nutrition. Perfect for a chilly day like today.
HOpe you are having a great weekend.
*kisses* HH

Karen  on October 23rd, 2010

I’ve never tried soba noodles, but this dish looks great. Very satisfying meal. My favorite is egg noodles…

Conor @ HoldtheBeef  on October 23rd, 2010

A few new ingredients for me here, and I think the idea of adding longans to the soup is very clever. Nice little pockets of sweetness :)

tigerfish  on October 24th, 2010

I enjoy soba noodles almost the same way as you :) …so warm and soothing.

Angie's Recipes  on October 24th, 2010

I like soba too! But I usually have them stir-fried. Must try them in soup next time.

petite nyonya  on October 25th, 2010

i love chicken soup. adding soba makes it even more nutritious because soba is a healthy type of noodle as i know. good combination & such a comforting meal!!

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