This is so easy to make, I’m really just posting this as a filler. It’s also really affordable.
Things you’ll need (that you can all buy from Daiso if you don’t already have):
- Soba (buckwheat noodles) – that’s like $0.50 per 100g
- Mentsuyu (noodle sauce/soup) – I got mine elsewhere
- Shredded seaweed – this is so important, it makes the dish so flavourful
- Zaru (strainer) – you don’t really need this but it looks good in photos (especially if they’re not plastic ones like mine)
and water, pot, chopsticks! And ice?
- Boil water, put soba in, cook for 3-4 minutes or as instructed on packaging.
- In the meantime, put 1 part tsuyu 2 parts water into a bowl for dipping. I don’t really measure them out, I just estimate and taste the dip. Also, I used cold water.
- Your soba is cooked! Drain them (decant/strain/just pick them out with chopsticks) and run them under the tap or shock them in iced water.
- Plate your soba and top it with shredded seaweed! Don’t keep the packet yet because it won’t be enough. You can also add furikake!
- Grab some strands, dip them in the soup, put them in your mouth. Repeat until gone.
I don’t really know why some people put ice on their soba or in the soup. Maybe you can just cook this in Siberia and not bother about it.
Anyway, it’s a food often consumed in summer to combat the heat.
I eat it because it’s delicious and takes very little time to put together.
If this recipe is wrong, I am sorry. I’m not Japanese. But it works for me and I love it 😀
Thank you for reading!