How to Cook Soba Noodle

Posted November 4th, 2009 in Food No Comments »

I often cook cold soba noodle for dinner during summer.  It’s very easy, and refreshing to eat in a hot day.

Here is a proper way to cook soba noodle:


  1. Boil sufficient amount of water in a pot.
  2. Place soba noodle (dry) into the boiling water.  Stir often with chopsticks until the water start to boil again.  (Do not leave the pot at this point)
  3. Once the water start to raise and reach the top of the pot, pour 1/2 cups of cold water into it.  Water will then go back to steady.
  4. Keep stirling, and once the water start to reach the top of the pan again, turn off the heat.
  5. Drain soba in a colander, and rinse under running cold water.  Drain well.
  6. Serve with your favorite condiments.
Tempura, fresh seaweed, and sansai are great to be eaten with cold soba noodle.  Ummm writing this post makes me feel hungry…

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