Cuisine: Japanese | Prep Time: 10 minute | Cook Time: 15 minutes | Serve: 1-2 persons
Do you know what is my worst vice? Gluttony. I am feeling really chubby this week. Food is like a drug to me, I just kept wanting more and more. I eat when I’m happy and sad. Food gives me comfort, but I do sometimes regret after the late night full meal supper or a whole bar of chocolates and a tub of ice cream. It’s very fascinating or confusing which ever you prefer that human being eat based on their mood. With all the junk food and late night supper, suddenly my appetite crave for vegetables or healthy dish. Therefore, I introduce you the Stir Fry Soba Noodles.
Few weeks ago, me and a friend of mine dine in a Japanese restaurant, he loves soba noodles hence ordered it. I don’t usually order soba noodles because it does appeal to me as much as sushi, udon and ramen. It then gave me the idea of making my own version. Did a little research and to my surprise there is lots of recipe on soba noodles. As I know there are two kinds of soba noodles, buckwheat and green tea (cha). I would definitely prefer the latter. As you go through my recipe later you will see that I am using Cha Soba Noodles. The taste of green tea is not as strong as it sound, it’s really subtle. I made my own version by adding some of my favorite ingredient that won’t make me feel guilty later. In this recipe, the soba noodles it’s being stir fry like the Chinese way and it turned out really good.
1 pack of cha soba noodles (refer to the package)
Half a carrot cut into julienne
Quarter broccoli cut into florets
Sweet pea bean (pods only – optional)
Enoki mushroom (measurement based on own preference)
1 red onion
1 large clove of garlic (chopped thinly)
2 tbsp light soya sauce
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1tsp sesame oil
1. Cook the soba noodles in a boiling water, approximately 4-5 minutes. (Refer to the instructions on the package)
2. Once the noodles are done, drain the excess water and rinse in cold water. Set it aside
3. Prepare the sauce by combining the soya sauce, oyster sauce and the sesame oil in a bowl
4. Add some oil in a hot pan and put in the onion, carrot and broccoli. Stir fry on medium heat
6. Add in the enoki mushroom and red onion, so that it will still hold it’s texture
7. Add in the noodles and pour in the sauce and stir fry for another 2 minutes
8. Close the heat, you can garnish with some seaweed and peanuts and serve.