Today I made zaru soba (buckwheat noodles) with Yukari-sensei. This dish is typically eaten in the summer type since it's a cold meal--a pleasant way to cool down in the hot weather. Not only is this dish super yummy, but it has almost no calories since these noodles are made from buckwheat! It's so simple to prepare! All you need is:
- Get a pot and fill with water. Bring water to a boil.
- Cook noodles for 4-6 minutes (see package directions).
- Allow to cool (you can put in refrigerator for about 5 or 10 minutes or just leave out to naturally cool down).
- In the meantime, chop up green onion into 1/4 inch pieces.
- Place noodles in serving bowl and top with ripped nori. Grab a second bowl and pour in soy sauce. Add wasabi (if desired) and garnish with chopped green onions. Enjoy!
Big mistake that foreigners tend to make when eating cold soba with dipping sauce: drowning their noodles into the sauce! Do not make this error and instead lightly dab your soba into the shoya. You still want to be able to taste the essence of the noodle, not just the flavor of the soy sauce.