Spicy Cold Soba Noodles


These cold soba noodles are my son's favorite snack! You can adjust the amount of heat by increasing or omitting the chili oil. A great side dish or add tofu, chicken, or shrimp for a complete meal.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
8 servings


  • cup soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons molasses

  • ½ cup sesame oil

  • ½ cup sesame tahini

  • 6 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons chili oil, or more to taste

  • ½ cup sliced scallions, divided

  • 1 pound dried soba noodles

  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds


  1. Bring soy sauce to a boil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until reduced by half, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove soy sauce from the heat and stir in molasses.

  2. Whisk sesame oil, tahini, balsamic vinegar, and chili oil together in a medium mixing bowl. Slowly whisk in soy sauce mixture. Stir in 1/2 of the scallions.

  3. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add soba noodles and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 3 minutes. Immediately drain and rinse thoroughly in cold water.

  4. Combine noodles and sauce. Sprinkle remaining scallions and sesame seeds over top and refrigerate until cold, at least 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

466 Calories
25g Fat
53g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 466
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 33%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Sodium 1675mg 73%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 117mg 9%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 356mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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