Soba Noodles with Julienned Vegetables

Soba Noodles with Julienned Vegetables


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About this recipe: Japanese soba (buckwheat) noodles are marinated in tamari, sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, sugar and chilli oil, then tossed with julienned carrots and red peppers for a delicious cold salad with an Asian touch.

Juanita Peek

Serves: 8 

  • 2 (250g) packets soba noodles
  • 4 tablespoons tamari or dark soy sauce, divided
  • 4 tablespoons sesame oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli oil
  • 1 red pepper, julienned
  • 1 bunch spring onions, sliced
  • 2 carrots, julienned

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. In a large stockpot, cook noodles in boiling salted water until al dente. Rinse with cold water; drain well.
  2. In a small bowl mix together 3 tablespoons tamari, 3 tablespoons sesame oil, vinegar, sugar and chilli oil.
  3. Using tongs, toss noodles with sauce to coat well. Marinate in a covered bowl for 2 hours, or up to 24 hours, tossing occasionally.
  4. Bring marinated noodles to room temperature. Mix the remaining tamari and oil and pour over the noodles. Three hours before serving stir in red peppers, 2/3 of the spring onions and 1/2 of the carrots.
  5. To serve, mound the noodle mixture on a serving platter and sprinkle with the remaining spring onions and carrots.

What's tamari?

Tamari is similar to soy sauce, but made without wheat. It is therefore suitable for those on a wheat-free diet. Tamari is available online and in specialty shops. If you can't find it, use dark soy sauce.

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Reviews (6)


I think its So important that everyone follows the recipe. If you substitute the main ingredient in this recipe which is the SOBA noodles with reg. Spaghetti, you are making a totally diff. dish. I think people should follow the recipe the 1st time around and tweak if they wish the second time around. Its not fair to the person submitting the recipe to get low ranks if you dont follow their recipe. especially like using a completly different noodle. Soba is a grey buckwheat noodle that has a very different taste than rice noodles or reg pasta. - 21 Jul 2008


Used different ingredients. substituted sugar for maple syrup and added some fresh chopped shiso and coriander on top - 08 Jul 2009


I think could use any veggie combo for this and it would be good with the stated dressing. Chilling the noodles would be good for a hot day. - 08 Jul 2009

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