Soba is very different from other types of noodles both in appearance and taste. The fact is that it is based on buckwheat flour. It may seem surprising, but Japanese cuisine is not only about rice. Catch 20 simple and delicious recipes!
1. Warm salad with soba noodles and vegetables
A complete main course with an Asian touch!
You will need: 100 g soba noodles, 1 bell pepper, 1 zucchini, 300 g asparagus beans, 100 g green peas, 1 chili pepper, 2 tbsp. soy sauce, 3 tbsp. vegetable oil, 1 tsp grated ginger, 4 cloves of garlic, spices.
Cooking: Boil soba until cooked, rinse with water and add a spoonful of oil. Randomly cut all the vegetables, and fry them together with green peas and beans in the remaining oil over high heat. Add ginger, crushed garlic and chopped chili. Mix vegetables with noodles, season to taste and season with soy sauce.
2. Yaki soba with chicken and vegetables
Classic Japanese noodles that you can cook at least every day.
You will need: 400 g soba noodles, 300 g chicken fillet, 2 bell peppers, 1 onion, 1 carrot, 2 tbsp. soy sauce, 2 tbsp. balsamic.
Cooking: Cut the chicken into strips and fry it over high heat. Separately, cut the vegetables into strips and boil the soba until tender. Set the chicken aside and fry the vegetables in the same oil. Return the chicken, add the soba, soy sauce and balsamic, stir and simmer the noodles covered for 5 minutes over medium heat.
3. Miso soup with soba noodles and spinach
A simple and affordable variation on a classic Japanese recipe.
You will need: 200 g soba, 2 carrots, 220 g spinach, 250 g tofu, 50 g miso paste, 1 leek, 30 g hondashi fish broth, 1 handful of seaweed to taste, 100 ml soy sauce, 3 tbsp. mirina, 1 tbsp. Sahara.
Cooking: Bring about 1.5-2 liters of water to a boil. Add hondashi broth and boil for 3 minutes. Add mirin, soy sauce and sugar, and simmer for another 5 minutes over low heat. Cut the carrots into strips, and send to the broth.
After 5 minutes, add randomly chopped spinach, seaweed and tofu cubes, and cook for another minute. Boil soba separately until done. Drain a glass of broth, dilute the miso paste in it, and pour back. Stir soup, add soba and remove from heat. Sprinkle soup with thin leek rings.
4. Soba with shrimp in a creamy sauce
And to make the creamy sauce even more interesting, we will cook it with baked milk.
You will need: 150 g soba, 150 g shrimp, 1/2 onion, half a glass of baked milk, 2 garlic cloves, 1 tsp. flour, 1 pinch each of salt, black pepper and nutmeg.
Cooking: Boil soba until done. Finely chop the onion and garlic and fry until golden. Add shrimp and spices, and fry for another 2 minutes. Pour in milk, add flour, and simmer everything until thickened, stirring. Add the noodles to the sauce and stir again.
5. Bowl to go, vegetables and peanuts
An amazing vegetarian recipe with no meat at all.
You will need: 75 g soba noodles, 150 g oyster mushrooms, 1 carrot, 1 cucumber, 2 tbsp. soy sauce, 0.5 tsp honey, 2 tbsp. lime juice, 3 tbsp. chopped peanuts, 1 handful of green beans, 1 clove of garlic.
Cooking: Thinly slice the oyster mushrooms and fry them with green beans until the moisture evaporates. Add crushed garlic and spices and stir. Cut carrots and cucumber into thin strips. Separately, boil the soba until tender and put all the ingredients in a bowl. For dressing, combine soy sauce, honey and lime juice. Sprinkle the dish with peanuts.
6. Soba with Chicken in Honey Mustard Sauce
The highlight of this dish is the original spicy-sweet sauce.
You will need: 150 g soba, 1 chicken fillet, 1 bell pepper, 1/2 purple onion, 1 tsp. sesame oil, 1 tsp olive oil, 1.5 tbsp. honey, 0.5 tbsp. Dijon mustard, 1.5 tbsp. oyster sauce, 1 tbsp. soy sauce, sesame, chili.
Cooking: Mix honey, mustard, soy and oyster sauces. Thinly slice the chicken and marinate in this for half an hour. Bake the bell pepper in foil until soft and cut into strips. Thinly slice the onion. Boil soba separately and rinse with cold water.
Fry chicken with sauce in olive oil over high heat, add vegetables, and fry for another 3 minutes. Add soba, mix everything, warm for a couple of minutes and remove from heat. Drizzle with sesame oil and sprinkle with chili sesame seeds.
7. Chicken soup with soba noodles
A quick and affordable recipe with no specific Asian ingredients.
You will need: 80 g soba noodles, 1 chicken fillet, 1 egg, 300 g broth, 2 tbsp. soy sauce, green onion, spices, sesame.
Cooking: Cut the chicken into strips and fry it in spices and a spoonful of soy sauce. Separately, boil the noodles and the egg, boil the broth. Put all the ingredients in bowls, pour over the broth, add a second spoonful of soy sauce and sprinkle with green onions and sesame seeds.
8. Soba with squid
Very simple, but at the same time tasty and interesting recipe.
You will need: 300 g soba noodles, 500 g squid, 250 g mushrooms, 1 onion, 50 ml soy sauce.
Cooking: Boil soba and rinse with water. Coarsely chop the onion and mushrooms, and fry for 5 minutes in soy sauce. Add squid rings, and simmer under the lid for 3-4 minutes. Add soba, stir and heat for a couple more minutes.
9. Soba with eggplant in sweet and sour sauce
Delicious, unusual and very satisfying – be sure to try it on occasion!
You will need: 200 g soba noodles, 2 eggplants, 1 onion, 1 chili pepper, 3 garlic cloves, 4 tbsp. soy sauce and apple cider vinegar, 2 tbsp. flour, 1 tsp starch, 4 sprigs of cilantro, 3 tbsp. sugar, ginger and spices.
Cooking: Mix soy sauce, sugar, vinegar, starch and spices to taste. Cut the eggplant into cubes, mix with flour and fry until golden. Separately, fry finely chopped onion with garlic and chili. Boil soba until done. Send the noodles, eggplant, sauce and chopped cilantro to the onion, and fry everything together for another 3 minutes.
10. Soba Noodles with Broccoli and Cherry Tomatoes
An interesting mix of Asian and European culinary traditions.
You will need: 150 g soba, 200 g broccoli, 300 g shrimp, 8 cherry tomatoes, 6 tbsp. soy sauce, 2 tbsp. balsamic, 4 tbsp. olive oil, spices.
Cooking: Boil soba according to instructions and rinse with cold water. Pour oil, balsamic and soy sauce into a frying pan and heat. Add the broccoli florets and cherry tomato halves, and fry for 3 minutes. Add shrimp and fry for 2 more minutes. Add noodles, stir, and fry for the last 3 minutes.
11. Soba with beans and mushrooms
Usually, green beans go into Asian noodles, but in this recipe, they are ordinary.
You will need: 400 g of soba, 600 g of fresh mushrooms, 200 g of pickled mushrooms, 1 can of canned beans, 1 purple onion, 2 tbsp. soy and oyster sauce, 1 tsp. rice vinegar, 1 tbsp. starch, spices.
Cooking: Boil soba until tender and rinse. Cut slices of fresh mushrooms and fry them until tender. Mix with noodles, add pickled mushrooms, purple onions and beans. Mix soy and oyster sauces, starch, vinegar and spices for dressing to taste.
12. Soba with spinach sauce
An unusual green sauce that harmoniously complements buckwheat noodles.
You will need: 75 g soba noodles, 1 cucumber, 1/2 lemon, 1 bunch of spinach, 4 basil leaves, 1 celery stalk, 4 sorrel leaves, 1 tsp. sesame and pumpkin seeds, 3 tbsp. olive oil.
Cooking: Boil soba until tender and rinse. Cucumber cut into thin strips, and arrange on plates with noodles. Blend all herbs, olive oil, lemon juice and celery in a blender. Pour over soba and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
13. Zucchini stuffed with self and beef
A very unusual recipe that is so easy and pleasant to surprise.
You will need: 50 g soba noodles, 150 g beef, 1 zucchini, 1/2 carrot, 2 garlic cloves, 1 tsp. tomato paste, spices.
Cooking: Thinly slice the beef, grate the carrots and fry together over high heat with spices. Boil the soba and add it there. Add tomato paste, crushed garlic and a little water as needed. Cut the zucchini in half, remove the pulp with a spoon and fill it with noodles. Wrap in foil and bake for 40 minutes in the oven at 190 degrees.
14. Soba with broccoli and bacon
And at the same time we will tell you how to cook a fragrant dressing for her!
You will need: 75 g soba noodles, 40 g bacon, 50 g onions, 100 g broccoli, 2 tbsp. olive oil, 1 tbsp. soy sauce, 1 garlic clove, 1 chili pepper, 2 green onion feathers, 1 tsp. grated ginger.
Cooking: Boil soba until done. Cut the onion into rings, and the bacon into strips, and fry together without oil. Add the broccoli florets, and fry for another 5 minutes. Blend the olive oil and all other dressing ingredients in a blender. Add soba to the bacon and vegetables, and mix everything into the dressing.
15. Salad with soba noodles and cucumbers
A light summer salad that’s ready in minutes.
You will need: 350 g soba, 50 ml rice vinegar, 4 tbsp. sesame oil, 40 g sesame seeds, 1 cucumber, 2 tbsp. soy sauce, 0.5 tsp brown sugar, spices.
Cooking: Boil and rinse the soba, and grate the cucumbers on a Korean grater. For dressing, combine rice vinegar, sesame oil, soy sauce, sugar and spices. Sprinkle the salad with sesame seeds.
16. Soba with mushrooms, chili and ginger
It will taste best if you mix several types of mushrooms. For example, shiitake, eringi and champignons.
You will need: 250 g soba noodles, 300 g mushrooms, 1 chili pepper, 2 tbsp. grated ginger, 1 leek, 1 handful of sprouts, 3 green onion feathers, 4 tbsp. teriyaki sauce.
Cooking: Cut all the mushrooms into strips, and the leek into rings, and fry them until soft over high heat. Boil soba until tender and rinse with cold water. Add chopped chili and grated ginger to the mushrooms and stir. Add soba and teriyaki, stir again, heat through and remove from heat. Sprinkle the noodles with sprouts and chopped green onions.
17. Soba with carrots and champignons
When serving, sprinkle the dish with green onions and sesame seeds.
You will need: 100 g soba, 200 g champignons, 1 carrot, 3 tbsp. soy sauce, 1 tbsp. rice vinegar, 1 tsp honey.
Cooking: Boil soba until tender and rinse. Cut the carrot into strips and fry it over high heat, and then set it aside. Cut the mushrooms into slices and also fry until cooked. Send carrots to the mushrooms and pour in soy sauce, rice vinegar and honey. Fry everything together for 1 minute and then mix with noodles.
18. Soba in soy-citrus sauce
We recommend serving this dish as a cold salad.
You will need: 80 g soba noodles, 80 g sprouts to taste, 1 tbsp. wakame seaweed, 3 tbsp. peanut butter, 4 tbsp. soy sauce, 3 tbsp. lime juice, half a bunch of green onions, 1 bunch of herbs.
Cooking: Soak the wakame seaweed according to the instructions. Boil soba and rinse with cold water. Finely chop green onions and greens, add sprouts and mix everything. For dressing, combine soy sauce, peanut butter and lime juice.
19. Soba with salmon in cheese sauce
Who said you can’t cook Japanese noodles the European way?
You will need: 300 g soba noodles, 400 g salmon fillet, 160 g cream cheese, 170 ml cream, 1 tbsp. soy sauce, 2 garlic cloves.
Cooking: Boil the soba and rinse it in cold water. Cut the salmon into pieces and quickly fry over high heat in soy sauce with garlic. Boil the cream, add the cream cheese, and boil until it dissolves. Mix soba with fish and drizzle with sauce.
20. Wok with soba noodles and pork
Spicy and fragrant Chinese style wok noodles.
You will need: 300 g soba noodles, 500 g pork, 1 onion, 2 bell peppers, 3 carrots, 4 mushrooms, 2 tomatoes, 10 g ginger, 1 tsp. starch, 4 tbsp. soy sauce, sesame seeds, spices.
Cooking: Cut all the vegetables into strips, chop the ginger and garlic, and fry everything together for 7 minutes over high heat, stirring occasionally. Boil soba until done. Cut the pork into strips and mix with starch and spices, and separately fry it until golden. Add vegetables and soy sauce to the pork, and fry for another 2-3 minutes. Mix everything with noodles and sprinkle with sesame seeds.