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Zaru Soba

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"This is a Japanese cold noodle soup perfect for those hot summer days. It is filling and refreshing."
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50 m servings 257
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Bring a lightly salted pot of water to a boil. Add soba noodles; cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 5 to 8 minutes. Drain. Rinse with cold water to speed up cooling process.
  2. Combine dashi, soy sauce, mirin, and white sugar in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature, about 25 minutes.
  3. Toss noodles with sesame seeds and divide among 4 serving bowls. Spoon dashi sauce over noodles. Top with green onions and nori.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • If using dried dashi granules, reconstitute it according to the package or to taste.
  • Substitute 2 tablespoons sake (Japanese rice wine) and 2 1/2 teaspoons sugar for the mirin if desired.
  • The sauce can be prepared ahead and refrigerated until serving if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 257 calories; 3.1 48.2 11.6 < 1 1445 Full nutrition

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Very tasty noodle dish. I forgot the sesame seeds. I did add the nori though. I used a homemade version of dashi broth. Thank you for the recipe.

Tasted wonderful but salty. I recommend using low sodium soy sauce. I used a powdered dashi I found on Amazon.