John Kernick
Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups noodles and 3/4 cup tofu and eggplant)

Prep: 30 minutes; Cook: 14 minutes; Stand: 20 minutes.

How to Make It

Step 1

Dry tofu between paper towels 20 minutes. Toss tofu and eggplant in separate bowls with 1 1/2 tablespoons miso and 1 teaspoon garlic each.

Step 2

Heat wok or large skillet over medium-high heat; add 2 teaspoons peanut oil. Cook the tofu, stirring, 3 minutes or until golden. Transfer to plate, and add 1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice; cover.

Step 3

Add remaining 2 teaspoons peanut oil to wok, and cook eggplant 2 minutes or until golden. Add 1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice; cover and cook 2 minutes or until tender. Transfer to plate; cover.

Step 4

Add cabbage, 1/4 cup water, and remaining 1 teaspoon garlic to wok; cook 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cover; cook 2 minutes. Transfer to bowl; keep warm.

Step 5

Add 1/4 cup water, soba, and remaining 3 tablespoons lime juice to wok; stir 1 minute or until hot. Remove wok from heat, and toss mixture with sesame oil and scallions. Divide soba and cabbage among 4 bowls. Top with tofu and eggplant.

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Ratings & Reviews

newveg's Review

September 06, 2009
This looked really good and savory, but I was very disappointed. The flavors were not balanced at all - way too much lime (to compensate for salt?). I followed the directions for cooking the soba noodles but they turned out gummy. I liked the flavor of the miso and tofu. If I made it again, I would try using whole wheat spaghetti instead of the soba and less lime juice. I ate the leftovers cold and it wasn't as bad. If you got some kind of dressing on it, it might work as a salad.