I love soba noodles. These were such an exciting discovery for me when I realised I was gluten intolerant 11 years ago. When sourcing them though, you have to be sure you’re getting the 100% buckwheat ones, as most brands contain wheat (if this is a problem, preference for you)
This is the easiest little recipe – A great 2 solo lunches in a row type of thing with a change of accompaniment perhaps to spice things up, or chilli added for day two. I hope you love it as much as I do!
This is perfect to serve with a steamed fish with ginger, tamari and spring onion.
Or you could have as is, and as I’ve done, serve with a little herb, pomegranate salad and some tinned fish (sardine pictured)
I hope you love it. So simple yet so exciting tasting.
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Simple Buckwheat Soba Noodles Recipe
- 1 pack or 250g 100% buckwheat noodle
- 3 tbsp macadamia oil
- 4 tbsp mirin (fermented rice seasoning. Spiral Brand in Australia is additive free and lasts you ages. Pop to your health shop!)
- 3 tsp fish sauce
- 5 tbsp tamari sauce (you could use coconut aminos)
- 1-2 tbsp rice malt syrup or honey (sweetness and preference depending)
- 1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds
- 3 stalks scallion / spring onion, fine chopped
- 1 large chili, fine diced (optional)
- 1/2 bunch coriander, rough chopped (optional)
- 1/4 red onion fine sliced (optional)
- Get a big pot of water to boil.
- Once water is bubbling and boiling, add soba noodles in three stages, so they don’t clump together.
- Cook for 8 minutes and rinse for a minute under a cold tap, to remove starch and cool the noodles.
- While they’re cooking, put your syrup / honey, mirin, tamari, fish sauce, macadamia oil in a bowl and stir / whisk together.
- Set your sesame seeds to toast ina small medium heat frying pan, shaking the pan every now and then.
- Chop your spring onion, coriander and chilli. Divide in 2 – half to mix in, half to garnish.
- Once your noodles are cool, mix it all together. Pop in a bowl and garnish.
- You’re done.
Hi.. Sounds delicious… Wondering what you recommend to substitute for fish sauce for vegetarians? Thank you. Cheers Jenny
I was about to ask the same question! Keen to know how to replace the fish sauce. Cheers.
Easy! Just add a little more tamari 🙂
Hi Jenny – Just add a little more tamari and it shall still be delicious 🙂
This is unbelievably timely, Alexx. Max went to a friend’s house for dinner and came home raving about the soba noodles he had. So yesterday I asked his mum how to make the noodles and she said, “you get buckwheat soba noodles” and I thought, yes, great, buckwheat, these are terrific and then she said, “and a bottle of soba noodle sauce from the Chinese shop and you pour that on.” Soba noodle bottled sauce – who knew?! I was so disappointed. And yet, here you are with a proper version that you better believe I’ll be whipping up next week and you better believe Max will say “that’s not soba noodles” and I will glare at him on your behalf, I promise. x
Oh yay! And my husband used to buy that sauce years ago and let me say, just quietly, that I reckon this mixture gives it a MASSIVE run for it’s money. If in doubt, add an extra tsp honey first time so there’s the familiar ‘syrupy taste of the bottle then drop it back over time x
Hi Alexx, I’ve looked everywhere for gluten free soba noodles in the past, to no avail – can you tell me what brand you use and/ or where you get them please as I’d love to make this? Thanks!
Hi Amy – I am SO sorry I didn’t see this last year! SPIRAL brand does a 100% buckwheat soba x
Not just healthy but looks delicious too! Thanks for sharing this recipe. Would love to share it with my How to Deal With Stress blog. 🙂
These look delicious
dying to make this as I love soba noodles but having real trouble finding 100% buckwheat noodles that aren’t made in Japan. Spiral are made there which is the main company I know of. Wondered if you have found another brand?