What to Cook When It’s Hot, Part 2: Cold Soba Noodles [COLD RECIPE]

Good Afternoon Everyone!

It is currently 97 degrees (F) outside, and my town is officially melting. Yes, we are in the heat of the day but there are still mouths to feed, and things to do. A while back I made soba noodles and shared them with you. Back then I used Japanese buckwheat soba noodles. If you want to make this dish with them, go for it. They are simply delicious! This time around we used pre-cooked yakisoba noodles to minimize cooking while still keeping the dish plentiful and flavorful. It was awesome. I also included a step by step picture guide which you can see beneath the recipe.

From start to finish this dish takes 20-30 minutes. You can also make it ahead of time and chill the noodles even longer. I topped my noodles with sauteed tofu and some pan-seared cabbage and onion to bulk up the dish. But you can do a variety of vegetable combinations with whatever you have on hand. Not in the mood to turn on the stove at all? Try topping your noodles with cold tofu (Hiyayakko) instead! When it comes to stir fry noodles, you really can’t mess it up! Enjoy this delicious recipe everyone and as always, keep on cooking ❤

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Cold Soba Noodles

Yields: 3 servings

Ingredients: 

  • 6 ounces dry soba noodles (2 bundles), OR 3 packets pre-cooked yakisoba noodles, seasoning packets discarded
  • 1/2 cup dark soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. Sriracha
  • 1 tbsp. Honey
  • 1 tsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • Salt to taste

Instructions: 

  1. Begin by gathering your ingredients. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, honey, sriracha, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, and salt. Set aside.
  2. Get a medium pot of boiling water going on the stove. Cook the noodles for 3-4 minutes or until al dente.
  3. While the noodles are cooking, fill a large bowl with ice water to make an ice bath for your noodles. (This will stop the cooking process once they are done boiling.)
  4. Drain the noodles and immediately plunge them into the ice bath for 1-3 minutes or until they really cool down.
  5. Drain the noodles and add into the marinade. Mix well until the noodles are thoroughly coated. Chill until ready to eat! 🙂
  6. Note: You can also add other toppings to your noodles such as cooked veggies, meat, or tofu. Enjoy!

 

Step by Step….

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