Zaru soba noodles

Zaru soba noodles

A refreshingly cool dish, perfect for summer days.

Preparation time: less than 30 minutes

Ingredients for: 2 people


Shan'shi ingredients

Additional ingredients

  • 40 ml sake
  • 40ml Mirin
  • 70 ml of water
  • 15 g katsuobushi bonito flakes
  • 1 small spring onion, sliced
  • Dried nori seaweed, for garnish

Soba noodles are made from buckwheat, the Japanese noodles are easy to cook, healthy and taste good. They are eaten with a cold soup that combines the aroma of soy sauce and horseradish. They are traditionally served on zaru, alternatively a bamboo sushi mat can be used. As a drink, ice-cold sake goes well with the dish, a perfect combination for summer.


For the sauce, heat the sake, mirin, water, soy sauce and bonito flakes in a small saucepan and cook for 3 minutes. Pass the liquid through a sieve and leave to cool.

Boil enough water in a larger pot and cook the udon noodles in it for 3 minutes. When the noodles are done, drain them and then let them cool in a water bath. Fish out the noodles with your hands and squeeze them lightly to squeeze out as much water as possible. Finally garnish with the seaweed.

Dip the noodles into the sauce and enjoy.

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You can serve it with ice-cold sake and enjoy the summer.

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