Japanese Soba Noodles Recipe

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Japanese Soba Noodles
How to make Japanese Soba Noodles
  • Recipe By: Plavaneeta Borah
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

Easy to make, these noodles taste delicious when stir-fried with teriyaki sauce. Throw in some veggies like mushrooms and carrots, caramalised pork strips (if you like) or just dunk them in dashi.

Ingredients of Japanese Soba Noodles

  • For the Noodles
  • 4/5 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1/5 cup wholewheat flour
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • A pinch of salt
  • Starch or cornflour, for dusting
  • For Stir-frying
  • 2 Tbsp teriyaki sauce
  • 2 onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 carrots, julienned
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • A few sprigs spring onions, chopped
  • 250 gm button mushrooms, roughly chopped
  • Salt to taste

How to Make Japanese Soba Noodles

  • Prepare the Noodles:
  • 1.Sift together the buckwheat, wheat flour and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  • 2.Pour the water, a little at a time, and start rubbing the flours with your fingers. Work it well to bring it together to form a dough. Knead well, if it gets dry, add a little water and knead again.
  • 3.Cover with a moist kitchen towel and keep it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • 4.Take it out, and knead again. Divide into 4 balls, and dunk each ball in cornflour or starch before rolling it out. Use a big rolling pin, try to make the dough as thin as possible, but be careful as it may get a little crumbly and crack. A clever trick is to roll it as much as you can, then cut it into a rectangular sheet to remove the cracks. Keep sprinkling some corn flour to prevent it from sticking.
  • 5.Layer all the rectangular sheets, making sure that you have sprinkled enough cornflour in between the layers. Using a large knife, carefully slice the dough to make thin strips.
  • 6.Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil and cook the noodles in small batches for 2 minutes.
  • 7.Heat oil in a wok, and stir-fry the onions for 3-4 minutes until softened. Add the mushrooms and carrots and toss well.
  • 8.Add the noodles and teriyaki sauce and mix well. Let it cook for 2 minutes.
  • 9.Season with salt and tip in the spring onions. Toss well and serve immediately.