Originally published in January 2013. Updated with new recipe and photos.
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I love all sorts of noodles but if I have to choose one of my favorite noodles, it would probably be Japanese soba, or buckwheat noodles.
There are many reasons why I love soba: the slippery and smooth texture and the subtle taste of the buckwheat flour. Served cold or hot with a broth, soba never fails to satisfy my palate. Another thing that I love about soba is the convenience of preparing the noodles.
Soba usually comes in individual serving bundles, so there is no prep work of measuring, soaking, and rinsing involved. All I have to do is peel off the paper wrapper that binds the noodles together, and off they go into a pot of boiling water, and in a few minutes, the soba noodles are ready to be served.
This 15-minute soba noodle soup is the easiest and quickest way to prepare a quick lunch. It really does take only 15 minutes and you have a great serving of healthy and delicious soba in a delicious soup.
You can use a variety of toppings like my recipe, or you can add shrimp, green peas, spinach, or anything you like.
I make this soba noodle soup recipe over and over again, but it has never failed to delight me. Try it and I am sure you will enjoy it!
How Many Calories per Serving?
This recipe is only 90 calories per serving.
What Dishes to Serve with This Recipe?
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- 1 bundle soba noodles
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 2 tablespoons Mizkan (Bonito Flavored Soup Base)
- 1 oz (30g) buna shimeji mushroom
- 1 bunch baby bok choy
- 1 hard-boiled egg (halved)
- white sesame
- chopped scallion
- Heat up a pot of water and bring it to boil. Cook the soba noodles until al dente, about 5 minutes. Drain and set aside in a bowl.
- In the meantime, heat up 1 1/2 cups of water and bring it to boil. Add the Mizkan (Bonito Flavored) Soup Base and the mushroom and baby bok choy. Boil for about 1 minute, or until they are cooked.
- Add the egg on top of the soba noodle, then add the soup, and top with sesame and scallion.
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