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Thanks to Simply Reem for this gorgeous meal (the below recipe is a variation of the original). Since I first tried soba in Japan, I have been on the lookout for recipes that make use of this fantastic noodle. I love the uniqueness of it’s taste and texture. Soba seems sits lighter on your stomach but fills you up longer than spaghetti and the like. I suggest you try this simple recipe when you need something satisfying but quick to prepare.

Soba Noodles with Sweet Ginger Scallion Sauce

  • Soba noodles – 1 9oz packet.
  • Salt and Pepper as per taste
  • Sesame seeds as garnish

For Sweet Ginger Scallion Sauce:

  • 1 1/2 cup finely chopped scallions
  • 2 tbsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2-3 tbsp sesame seed oil
  • 2 tsp chili oil
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp honey

Mix all the ingredients for sweet ginger scallion sauce in the bowl, check for the seasoning. Keep it aside for 10 -15 minutes for the flavors to develop. Boil the soba noodles as per the instruction on the package. Add the sauce, sesame seeds and toss the noodles well, check for the seasoning one last time. You can serve this warm as a main dish or cold as a salad.