My Goals and Discoveries
Chewy noodles that don't clump
We cook the soba noodles until they are tender but still retain some chew and then rinse them to remove excess starch that would otherwise make them sticky.
Subtle, clingy dressing
Miso, mirin, toasted sesame oil, ginger, sesame seeds, and red pepper flakes make a sweet-savory dressing that clings to the noodles but doesn’t overwhelm their distinctive flavor.
Crunchy, colorful vegetables
Cucumber, snow peas, radishes, and scallions add colorful crunch. Cutting the vegetables into long, thin shapes ensures that they entwine with the noodles rather than sink to the bottom of the bowl.