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Soba is the Japanese name for buckwheat. It is synonymous with a type of thin noodle made from buckwheat flour.  Soba noodles are served either chilled with a dipping sauce, or in hot broth as a noodle soup.   I also like to stir fry the noodles with vegetables. We love these in any form.  These are the easiest and most versatile one for making healthy dishes.  Today the recipe which I am posting is the Soba Noodle soup which has the soy ginger broth. The broth is very flavorful and you can serve it with your favorite veggies.   You can also make the same recipe using udon.  There are lots and lots of dishes you can make using Soba noodles. So stay tuned :)... Here is healthy, delicious Soba Noodles soup....with soy ginger broth.

How to Cook Soba? 

Soba noodles - 250 gm

1. Bring 2 to 3 quarts of water to a boil.
2. Add the noodles and boil 4-5 minutes or until tender.
3. Drain and rinse under cold water.
4. Serve hot or cold as per the recipe.


This serves 4 to 5 


Cooked soba - divided into 5 bowls
Sprouts - 1 cup
Tofu - Soft Tofu or Medium firm tofu 1 packet cut to big cubes
Dried Shiitake Mushroom - 8
Carrots - 2 small( julienne)
Ginger - 2 inch piece (julienne)
Soy sauce - 3 tbsp
Mirin or Sake - 2 tbsp
Spring onion (Scallions) - 3 cut to lengthy pieces (omit the white part) 
I ran out of spring onion when I made this time :(
Chilli garlic sauce - 1/2 tbsp (Use it according to your need or spice level)
Vegetable stock or water - 7 cups 
Coriander leaves for garnishing


1.  Cook the noodles according to the packet instructions or as I told above.
2. Soak the mushroom in 1 cup of boiling water and let it steep until it is soft. 
3. Drain it reserving the liquid.
4. Remove the stalks and finely slice the mushroom.
5. Combine the vegetable stock, mushroom, reserved liquid from the mushroom,ginger.  
6. Bring to boil and add the carrot.  Cook until the carrots are tender but crisp.  (Don't over cook it).  This step takes maximum of 2 to 3 minutes as carrots are thinly julienned.
7.  Add the sauces, tofu and bean sprouts cook further for another couple of minutes.
8.  Now divide the noodles in 5 serving bowls. 
9. Ladle the hot liquid/broth with vegetables over the noodles and garnish with scallion/green onion and coriander.

What is Mirin?

Mirin is an essential condiment used in Japanese delicacies, consisting of 40%–50% sugar. It is a type of rice wine, often referred to as "sweet sake."  Sake can be used as a substitute for mirin by adding sugar in the ratio of 3:1.  

Ambika  – (March 6, 2012 at 8:00 PM)  

Absolutely delicious Pavi!! I love soba noodles for their wonderful nutty flavor. This soup is so healthy, colorful and comforting!

Faseela  – (March 6, 2012 at 8:39 PM)  

extremly superb pavi.....attractive clicks too

FewMinute Wonders  – (March 6, 2012 at 8:52 PM)  

Beautiful clicks as usual. I always take time to look at all your photos. It is very creative.

Rekha shoban  – (March 6, 2012 at 9:36 PM)  

yummmmmmmy soup....beautiful click!!!!!

Kanchan  – (March 6, 2012 at 9:41 PM)  

totally awesome clicks... and nice info on Japanese ingredients.

chef and her kitchen  – (March 6, 2012 at 10:11 PM)  

very delicious soup..looks perfect n nice

Shabitha Karthikeyan  – (March 6, 2012 at 10:35 PM)  

Soup looks delicious !! Nice and fresh looking clicks !!

Aruna Manikandan  – (March 6, 2012 at 10:54 PM)  

Healthy and delicious soup pavi :)
pretty clicks !!!

Nandita SS  – (March 7, 2012 at 1:13 AM)  

I have heard and read a lot about these soba noodles. I have to try and look if I can get these. The noodles look absolutely fantastic. :)

Love2cook Malaysia  – (March 7, 2012 at 2:36 AM)  

Pass me the bowl and I'll finish it for you dear ;) Temptation...;)

My Kitchen Antics  – (March 7, 2012 at 4:28 AM)  

ah this would have been perfect on a cold night in :)

Ramya  – (March 7, 2012 at 6:02 AM)  

Awesome!I love soba ! I cant take my eyes off the clicks!

priya  – (March 7, 2012 at 6:35 AM)  

Excellent and as usual awesome photography

Unknown  – (March 7, 2012 at 7:55 AM)  

Sounds new to me...nice clicks

Rachana  – (March 7, 2012 at 10:12 AM)  

Healthy and delicious Noodle soup! Stunning clicks!

Namitha  – (March 7, 2012 at 2:28 PM)  

This is just the thing that would make me happy now,it's snowy and cloudy here ! Awesome clicks Pavi :-)

San  – (March 7, 2012 at 10:54 PM)  

Refreshing soup, perfect for this weather pavi.

Valarmathi Sanjeev  – (March 7, 2012 at 11:33 PM)  

Soup looks yummy and healthy.....nice pics.

Anonymous –   – (March 8, 2012 at 12:39 AM)  

I love a good bowl of soba noodles with clear, light and refreshing broth. Gorgeous clicks :)

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Chitra  – (March 8, 2012 at 5:11 AM)  

Its too good. new to me awesome clicks :)

Zareena  – (March 8, 2012 at 7:52 AM)  

Lovely and delicious looking noodles. Perfectly cooked.

anjana  – (March 10, 2012 at 10:58 PM)  

healthy and delicious..a very new recipe and awesome to try this..

Anu Nandu  – (March 20, 2012 at 12:07 AM)  

Pavi. You've made boring brown soba look all sexy and exciting! Beautiful pictures and beautiful recipe too! Kudos!

aaronnssd  – (November 4, 2020 at 10:51 PM)  

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