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