Cool Soba Noodles With Sweet Soy Broth


For the broth:

  • 1 package (1 tablespoon) instant dashi
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 6 tablespoons mirin
  • 2 tablespoons sake
  • 2 teaspoons sugar

For the noodles:

  • 10 ounces dried soba noodles
  • 4 teaspoons wasabi powder
  • 4 scallions, green part only, finely chopped
  • 1 sheet nori seaweed, cut into matchstick slivers
  • 4 tablespoons dried bonito flakes (optional)
  • Nutritional Information
    • Nutritional analysis per serving (4 servings)

      302 calories; 0 grams fat; 0 grams saturated fat; 0 grams monounsaturated fat; 0 grams polyunsaturated fat; 58 grams carbohydrates; 0 grams dietary fiber; 2 grams sugars; 12 grams protein; 0 milligrams cholesterol; 1446 milligrams sodium

    • Note: Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available data.

4 servings


  1. Combine 4 cups water, dashi, soy sauce, mirin, sake and sugar in bowl. Whisk until dashi and sugar dissolve; set aside.
  2. Bring 4 quarts water to boil in large saucepan. Add soba noodles, and cook until tender, about 6 minutes. Drain noodles in colander, rinse with cold water until cool, and drain again.
  3. Combine wasabi powder and 1 tablespoon water in a small bowl, and stir. Let stand about 6 minutes, until it becomes a thick paste. Using your finger, form 4 small balls.
  4. To serve, divide noodles among 4 bowls, and ladle broth over them. Arrange wasabi balls, scallion greens, nori and dried bonito flakes (if using) on top of noodles. Using chopsticks, dissolve wasabi balls into broth; do not eat whole. Serve at once.

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