Monday, December 9, 2013

Recipe: Japanese Cha Soba

Decided to make lunch for the boy and I and it has to be Japanese cuisine since someone loves it. Heh.

Sometime simple, healthy and definitely hearty for the 2 of us. I know, portion control is always a problem for me. :/

Cold matcha tofu.

Japanese potato and apple salad.

Mashed Japanese potato salad.

Cha soba.

Cha Soba is a Japanese chilled buckwheat noodles (soba) served with a soy-based dipping sauce. The noodles is very refreshing and perfect for days when the weather is scorcing hot.

Soba noodles (any type)

300 ml water
2 tbsp Japanse soy sauce
1 tbsp mirin
1/2 tsp dashi powder

Ice cubes
nori seeweeds

1. Bring a pot of water to boil, cook soba according to timing indicated on the package.
2. Drain cooked noodles, rinise in cold running water and transfer to a bowl of ice cubes. Chill in fridge before serving.
3. Bring 300ml water, soy sauce, mirin and dashi powder to boil. Let the sauce simmer for a minute. When the dipping sauce has cooled, transfer it to a bottle and chill in fridge.
4. To serve, plate the chilled noodles and topped with some nori. Pour some dipping sauce onto a separate bowl.

Cha soba encore for the boy's dinner with his favourite sashimi added. 

ps: pre-made dipping sauce in concentrated form is also easily available for convenience sake.  


Nothing quite enjoyable as seeing your love ones loving every bites of your food. ^^

Really love how simple and easy it is to wipe out a healthy lunch/dinner like this. Everything could be made beforehand and chilled in the fridge. Definitely a good dinner idea for busy workdays. :D


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