Firstly, we will see what soba noodles is? Soba noodles are Japanese noodles made from buckwheat flour. Buckwheat flour is greyish, so the noodles have a dull grey colour, and it is gluten-free. Due to this, noodle is slightly brittle.
As 100% buckwheat, gluten-free noodle tends to break, people add some wheat flour when preparing their noodles. Using the noodles as is, with 100% buckwheat, I needed to be extra cautious while boiling and cooling.
Earlier I did try it by adding honey and sesame as well. The advantage of sweetened with honey, it is like a one-pot meal. No need for a side dish 😀
But, if you want to relish with side dishes, you can make a savoury version by adding veggies and opt to add a bit of scrambled egg as well. Soba noodles do not need much seasoning. It has its earthy flavour.
Now we will see how to cook noodles as well as the preparation.
Soba noodles – 2 bundle
Spring onion bulbs or shallot – 2 tablespoons (chopped)
Veggies – 1 bowl ( beans, carrot, broccoli, cabbage, capsicum)
Pepper – little
Ginger – 1 tablespoon (juveniles)
Garlic – 1 tablespoon (chopped)
Soya sauce – 1 spoon
Vinegar – 1 spoon
Spring onion greens – to garnish (optional)
-Take water in a big vessel, add a little salt and a tsp of oil, boil. when water starts to boil, add noodles, and cook. When it Aldante, strain the water and keep it aside.
-Reserve the strained water to prepare side dish/Chinese curry (it is healthy as well as give an excellent texture to the prepared curry)
-Now cool the noodle and proceed towards seasoning.
-Take a wide wok, heat oil, fry garlic or ginger. You can add both as well. Add white spring onions or shallots and fry a little.
-Next, add chopped veggies, fry nicely. Add salt, soya sauce, vinegar, and fry for 2 minutes.
-Add cooled noodle and toss. Sprinkle salt, pepper and adjust the seasoning.
Suppose you are ok with the addition of egg, nothing like it. Go ahead, scramble a couple of eggs, add to noodle, serve your favourite Chinese side dish, or eat as it is and enjoy the wholesome meal.
Note: you can cook the noodle a little early and keep it under refrigeration. It gives an excellent result as well.