Soba Recipe (Japanese buckwheat noodles)

Soba (Japanese Buckwheat Noodle) recipe - I made soba or Japanese buckwheat noodle soup, topped with my favorite Japanese fish cake “naruto” , boiled spinach, and some buna shimeji mushrooms.

Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword Soba
Servings 2 people
Calories 143 kcal


  • 2 rolls soba noodles
  • 8 pieces sliced Naruto or Japanese fishcakes
  • 1 scallion, cut on the bias
  • 1 bunch spinach, lightly boiled, squeezed dry of water, and cut into 2-inch length
  • 1 box buna shimeji mushrooms, lightly boiled and set aside


  • 4 1/2 Cups water
  • 1/4 Cup loosely packed kezurikatsuo, shaved bonito
  • 3 pieces dried dashi kombu
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon mirin
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • salt to taste


  1. For the dashi, bring the water to a boil in a pot. Once it boils, turn the heat down to maintain a gentle simmer (boiling makes the stock cloudy). Put the dry bonito flakes into a disposable soup bag and tie the top. Drop the satchel in the water along with the kombu. Let this steep for about 30 minutes, then discard the soup bag. Add the seasonings to make the soup base.
  2. Boil a large pot of water and boil the soba for the length of time specified on the package. When they’re done, rinse them under cold water and set aside.
  3. Transfer the soba into two bowls, top them with spinach, naruto, buna shimeji mushrooms. Pour the dashi broth over everything. Serve immediately. If you like an extra color and kick, you can serve the soba with shichimi togarashi(Japanese 7 spice chili flakes).

Nutrition Facts
Soba Recipe (Japanese buckwheat noodles)
Amount Per Serving (2 people)
Calories 143
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 1190mg52%
Potassium 294mg8%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 105IU2%
Vitamin C 1.2mg1%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.