Cold Soba Noodles

Soba noodles are buckwheat noodles. It is a traditional staple in Japanese cuisine.  Cold Soba Noddles are called Zaru Soba. They are served chilled and with tsuyu (dipping sauce) on the side . Try this Cold Soba Noodles recipe by Kikkoman for a quick and authentic Japanese meal! Soba noodles are a delicious and nutritious alternative to traditional pastas and other noodles. They’re a good source of manganese and fiber. This dish is simple to make and oh so refreshing to eat!  This recipe makes 2 portions.


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Serves 2      Preparation Time: 10 minutes       Cook time: 20 minutes 


Soba 200 g
White Radish 5 cm
Ginger 1 pcs
Green Onion As you like
Nori (Shredded Dried Seaweed) As you like
Wasabi Optional

Sake ¼ cup
Mirin ¼ cup
Kombu Sea Kelp 2.5 cm x 5 cm
Bonito Flakes 1 cup
Kikkoman Soy Sauce 50 ml


  • Peel and grate the white radish and ginger.
  • Slice the green onions thinly then set aside for garnish later.
  • Pour the sake into a pot and evaporate the alcohol content over medium heat. 
  • Add mirin & kombu sea kelp into the pot then reduce the heat.
  • Add bonito flakes and Kikkoman Soy Sauce and then turn off the heat once it boils.
  • Strain the mixture and then dilute with iced water 1:2.
  • Boil the soba noodles until they are cooked then strain them over a sieve.
  • Rinse the soba noodles in cold water to remove starch.
  • Place the soba on a plate, add the shredded dried seaweed on top. Pour the noodle soup base into the bowl and serve with grated radish, ginger and green onions.  (Add wasabi if you like).

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