Soba Noodle Bowl
Serves: 6 bowls
 
Ingredients
  • 1 Lb/454g soba noodles
  • cooked shredded chicken
  • shredded cabbage
  • julienned cucumbers
  • julienned red bell peppers
  • shredded carrots
  • cilantro or herbs of choice
  • toasted sesame seeds
SOY GINGER DRESSING
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce (use gluten free if desired)
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup/60mL vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chilli sauce (Sriracha)
  • 2 teaspoon garlic, minced (5 garlic cloves)
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, minced
  • 3 green onions/scallions, roughly chopped
  • juice of 1 large lime
Instructions
  1. Boil the soba noodles per package instructions.
  2. Once cooked, drain and rinse the noodles in cold water and set aside.
  3. Toss with a little sesame oil if they stick.
  4. To make the dressing, put all the dressing ingredients into a blender and blend into a puree.
  5. Check the dressing to see if its sweet enough, or tart enough; however you like it.
  6. Also check for spiciness and adjust by adding more.
  7. Toss the noodles in the dressing (there will be enough for the 1Lb of noodles..6 bowls).
  8. If more dressing is required, the recipe can be doubled.
  9. Put the dressed noodles into a bowl and top with the cabbage, chicken, peppers and cucumbers.
  10. Drizzle a little sesame oil and sprinkle the sesame seeds.
Notes
Double the dressing recipe if you want to offer some as a dipping sauce. Adjust the sugar, lime juice and hot sauce to your liking. This sauce was great drizzled into hot noodles in chicken broth, added really nice flavour and a bit of heat to the broth.
Recipe by Coffee and Crumpets at http://www.coffeeandcrumpets.com/soba-noodle-bowl/