Cold Soba Noodle Salad

Cold Soba Noodle SaladRecipe
James Carrier
Notes: Soba (Japanese buckwheat) noodles and powdered wasabi are available in the Asian food section of well-stocked supermarkets as well as in Asian markets; bonito flakes are available in Asian markets.
Makes 6 servings


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1 pound soba noodles (see notes)
1/4 cup rice vinegar
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons Asian sesame oil
1 tablespoon powdered wasabi (see notes)
1/2 cup minced green onions
1/4 cup dried bonito flakes (optional; see notes)


1. In a 5- to 6-quart pan over high heat, bring about 3 quarts water to a boil. Add noodles and cook until tender to bite, 3 to 6 minutes. Drain noodles and rinse gently under cold running water until cool.

2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, mix rice vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, and wasabi. Pour about half the dressing into a small bowl and reserve. Add noodles to the large bowl; mix to coat. Cover and chill until cold, about 1 hour, or up to 4 hours.

3. Just before serving, add reserved dressing to noodles and mix to coat. Sprinkle salad with green onions and bonito flakes, if using.

Created date

May 2004

Nutritional Information

Calories 302
Caloriesfromfat 15 %
Protein 11 g
Fat 5.1 g
Satfat 0.7 g
Carbohydrate 58 g
Fiber 0.2 g
Sodium 1135 mg
Cholesterol 0.0 mg