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Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Hot Soba in Homemade Soy Broth 日式荞麦面 (酱油热汤面)

boy likes Japanese food..sushi, hand roll, ramen, soba, udon almost everything except sashimi that I never let him eat. :) I had came across many Japanese food recipes and when I found this soy broth recipe, I was hesitate whether to try or not to try... There are only 3 ingredients to make the broth... garlic, ginger slices and soy sauce that gives the heavenly flavor to the soba. You don't need to use any ready-made broth for this simple and healthy hot soba.

To me, cooking hot soba is as easy as instant noodles. No special skills required. Just boil everything. I like to add some pork belly slices and vegetables to pair with the hot soba. Nutritious and delicious! 

The recipe below is the basic soy broth preparation method. You can top with anything as desired. 

This is my kiddy version hot's perfect to pair with the Berkshire Pork Belly and spinach, but don't add Japanese Bean Curd, the taste doesn't 'Match'. :)

Updated: 12 November 2014
Bought a handy sesame grinder for my little boy to add toppings on his rice and noodles. He likes this NEW TOY a lot...can't get enough of toasted sesame! lol...

His bowl of Soba loaded with Kizami Nori (shredded seaweed).
Now loaded with toasted sesame! lol... He always finished his bowl of soba, even the soup. So it's fine to add some toppings that he likes. :)

Ingredients: (Yield 2 servings)

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Soba noodles for 2
I use this, just cook in boiling water for 4 minutes and it's done.
Some Shredded Seaweed 
Some Toasted Sesame (optional)
Water to cook soba noodles

Soy Broth: 

2 clove of Garlic, peeled and smashed

3 thin slices of Young Ginger 

2 cups Water 

1 tbsp Light Soy Sauce 

1. In a saucepan, add in garlic, ginger and water. Bring to boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.

2. Turn off the heat, stir in soy sauce. Soy broth is done, just set aside.

3. Bring water to boil, cook soba noodle as directed on the packaging.

4. Drain the soba noodles, rinse with cold water. Return soy broth into the cooked soba and simmer. Remove from heat. Divide soba and broth among 2 bowls. Topped with shredded seaweed and toasted sesame. 

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