High and Dry: Zaru Soba Recipe

8 months ago

zaru soba

With a mineral that aids in your body’s regulation of blood pressure and cholesterol, soba are versatile buckwheat noodles that you can either twirl, slurp, or even both! Here’s an example of its all-purpose-ness, the zaru soba. Also known as cold soba noodles, it’s a simple yet flavorful dish that is easy to make!


Zaru Soba
Makes 1 serving


1 (200g) pack Dried soba noodles

¼ cup Shredded seaweed (nori)



¼ cup Japanese soy sauce

¼ cup Mirin

1 cup Water or broth



¼ cup Thinly sliced onions leeks

⅛ cup Grated fresh or pickled white radish (labanos)

½ tsp Wasabi paste


  1. In a saucepot cook the soba noodles for 4-5 minutes in boiling water. When cooked, rub and rinse in running water.
  2. Strain noodles and transfer to a bowl. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate.
  3. Serve cold noodles in a basket or plate, topped with shredded nori. Place dipping sauce and condiments in small bowls. Eat the soba noodles with the sauce and condiments, mixing them according to your taste.


Recipe and photographed by Marie Villanueva-Pascual


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