Find deliciously different recipes for buckwheat soba noodles which have a strong, nutty flavour - perfect for stir-fries, soups and salads.
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.
Japanese buckwheat flour noodles with chicken at their best! Use regular stir fry noodles if you can't find soba noodles.
Here strips of tender steak are coated in an intensely flavoured mixture, then stir-fried and tossed with vegetables and buckwheat noodles to make an all-in-one supper dish. The Japanese ingredients – nori, wasabi, soba and dashi powder – are available from large supermarkets, health food shops and Oriental food stores.
Strips of richly flavoured sirloin steak and shiitake mushrooms sit atop a bed of slightly wilted mixed salad leaves, with a mound of warm soba (buckwheat noodles) and a soy, ginger and sesame dressing.
As interest in Oriental cuisines increases, supermarkets are stocking a wider variety of noodles. To make this tempting lunch dish, Japanese soba – hearty noodles made from buckwheat – are simmered in a soy and ginger stock with smoked tofu and an appetising mixture of vegetables.
This rich Japanese-style broth, flavoured with vibrant fresh herbs, ginger and garlic, peps up firm, white cubes of tofu and long strands of earthy buckwheat noodles. It is a delicious low-fat vegetarian recipe for protein-rich tofu. Serve it for lunch or supper, with fresh fruit to follow.
You can add any vegetables to this dish that you enjoy or have on hand.
This delicious salad is made by tossing soba noodles, carrots, coriander and peanuts with a dressing made from sesame oil, rice vinegar, lime juice, lime zest, sugar, garlic and crushed chillies.
Served here on soba noodles, this vegan asparagus salad is bursting with Asian flavours, proteins and iron. Asparagus and peanuts are an unusual combination yet they work together perfectly.
Popular in Northern Japan, soba noodles are made from buckwheat flour, which gives them a slightly nutty flavour. In this quick and simple dish, the thin brown noodles are delicious stir-fried with protein-rich tofu and crunchy water chestnuts.