Soba Recipe: A Delicious and Nutritious Japanese Noodle Soup

Soba is a traditional Japanese dish that’s both nutritious and delicious. Learn how to cook soba noodles at home with our simple guide.

Soba is a traditional Japanese dish that’s made with thin noodles made from buckwheat flour. This dish can be served hot or cold, and it’s often enjoyed in a simple broth with green onions and other toppings. In this article, we’ll show you how to cook soba at home with our easy-to-follow recipe.


  • 8 ounces soba noodles
  • 4 cups dashi broth
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon mirin
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Green onions, sliced
  • Nori sheets, cut into small pieces
  • Wasabi (optional)


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  2. Add the soba noodles to the boiling water and cook for 4-5 minutes until tender but still firm.
  3. Drain the noodles and rinse them under cold running water to remove any starch.
  4. In a separate pot, bring the dashi broth to a boil.
  5. Add the soy sauce, mirin, and sugar to the pot and stir well.
  6. Add the cooked soba noodles to the broth and heat them through.
  7. Ladle the soba and broth into bowls and top with sliced green onions, nori pieces, and wasabi (if desired).

Tips and Tricks:

  • Be careful not to overcook the soba noodles, or they will become mushy.
  • Rinse the noodles thoroughly under cold running water to remove any excess starch and prevent clumping.
  • Adjust the seasoning of the broth to your taste by adding more soy sauce or sugar as needed.
  • Customize your soba by adding your favorite toppings, such as shrimp, tofu, or mushrooms.


  • For a cold soba salad, chill the cooked soba noodles in the refrigerator and serve them with a tangy dressing and fresh veggies.
  • Substitute the dashi broth with chicken or vegetable broth for a different flavor profile.
  • Try using a different type of noodle, such as udon or ramen, instead of soba.

Soba is a delicious and healthy Japanese dish that’s perfect for any occasion. With our easy-to-follow recipe, you can make your own soba noodles at home and enjoy them in a simple broth with your favorite toppings. Whether you prefer your soba hot or cold, this dish is sure to satisfy your hunger and your taste buds.

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