Zaru Soba

What is Zaru Soba?

Zara Soba is an impressive dish of Japanese cuisine. Amazing-tasting broth and healthy buckwheat noodles. Vegetarian light dinner or lunch at your home. Ingredients, unfortunately, are not available in all countries and cities, this is the only disadvantage in cooking Japanese cuisine. But still look for Asian food stores or order delivery.

These noodles are made with Dashi broth, mirin, soy sauce, sugar, Bonito flakes, green onions, wasabi and thin strips of Nori vodka. The incredibly rich fishy taste of the broth and the piquancy of wasabi add flavor to this Japanese noodles. This dish is often supplemented with Shrimps Tempura.

How to cook Japanese noodles?

Dashi broth is made from dry granules. It is essentially an extract of dried mackerel. This broth is the basis of Japanese cuisine and is used in many dishes. So if you bought a package of this broth, then you will have enough of it for a long time. To give a smoked taste and aroma, dry Bonito flakes are added to the broth. The broth is boiled for 5 minutes, and the flakes are thrown out. It is customary to eat Zara Soba cold, so both the broth and noodles are cooled in the refrigerator for a minimum of one hour.

Recipe type: Noodle

Recipe type: Japanese

Yield: 6-8

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Dashi broth — 750 ml (2 teaspoons of dry extract)
Soy sauce — 80 ml
Sugar — 25 grams
Mirin — 60 ml
Bonito — 60 grams
Rice vinegar — ½ teaspoon
Buckwheat noodles Soba — 800 grams
Green onion — 50 grams
Wasabi — to taste
Nori seaweed leaves — 10 grams


1. Make Dashi broth. In boiling water, dissolve 2 teaspoons of dry Hondashi extract.
2. Add mirin, soy sauce and sugar to the broth.
3. Cook the broth for 5 minutes.
4. Add bonito to the broth and cook for another 5 minutes.
5. Strain the broth. Throw the bonito in the trash.
6. Cool the broth and put it in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
7. Cook buckwheat Soba noodles according to the instructions on the package. Rinse in running water. Cool in the refrigerator.
8. Pour the broth into a cup. Add finely chopped green onions, wasabi to taste, Nori leaves cut into strips.
Serving: Zara Soba is eaten cold. Noodles are dipped in broth. The broth itself is not drunk. In a clean broth, you can add the water left over from the noodles.
Bon Appetit!

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