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Cold Noodles with Dipping Sauce (Soba)


  • 1 (8 1/2 ounce) package soba granules (buckwheat noodles)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon hon-dashi (dashi granules)
  • 1 scallion (with top), thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger root
  • 1 tablespoon wasabi powder
  • 1 tablespoon water

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  1. Cook noodles as directed on package; drain. Cover and refrigerate until chilled.
  2. Heat water, soy sauce, sugar and hon-dashi to boiling; remove from heat. Cool; stir in onion and gingerroot.
  3. Mix wasabi powder and water to a paste.
  4. Divide noodles among 8 small bowls.
  5. Pour soy mixture into 8 small dipping bowls.
  6. Serve with wasabi paste.
  7. Stir small amounts of wasabi paste into soy mixture to taste.