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.
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.
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