Spicy Soba Noodles

For SHA Wellness Clinic
Wednesday December 5th, 2018
Healthy nutrition

Melanie Waxman, our nutrition expert, shares this delicious soba noodles. It is a highly energizing and strengthening dish ideal for activities on cold wintery days.

Preparation time

20 minutes


4 people


For sauce

  • 1/3 cup water
    1/3 cup shoyu
  • Juice of half an orange
  • Grated orange rind
    2 tablespoons mirin

For noodles

  • 3 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
  • 2-3 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced ginger
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 cups fresh shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and thinly sliced
  • 2 cups Napa cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 8 to 9 ounces soba (buckwheat noodles)
  • 1 cup frozen shelled edamame
  • Mix the sauce ingredients together and set aside.
  • Heat the oil in skillet over medium-high and add the ginger and garlic. Stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  • Add shiitakes and sauté, stirring frequently, until tender and starting to brown.
  • Reduce the heat to medium, and then add the cabbage and most of scallions (reserve about a tablespoon for garnish) and cook, stirring occasionally, until the cabbage is crisp-tender. Add the sauce and simmer 2 minutes.
  • While cabbage is cooking, cook soba and edamame together in a pasta pot of boiling until the noodles are just tender.
  • Drain in a colander and rinse under cool water to stop cooking and remove excess starch, then drain well again. Transfer to a large bowl and toss with the sesame seeds and vegetable mixture. Serve sprinkled with reserved scallions.
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