Scenario 1: It’s late at night and you wanna snacksterbate so hard but you don’t wanna put in a lot of effort.
Scenario 2: You’re having a date over for a romantic dinner and you want to impress without breaking the bank.
Scenario 3: It’s a summer afternoon, you’re absolutely famished but do not wish to over indulge and you’ve already eaten all the ice cubes.
Scenario 4: The in-laws are having a pot luck and it completely slipped your mind until the last minute.
Introducing… soba noodles, to the rescue! Inexpensive, served hot or cold, ready in just a few minutes and visually impressive as international cuisine. They can be found in most grocery stores in the pasta or international cuisine section and are individually portioned with a cute little paper ring.
Soba is the Japanese name for buckwheat. It usually refers to thin noodles made from buckwheat flour, or a combination of buckwheat and wheat flours. Buckwheat noodles are cholesterol and gluten free, high in protein, and a good source of Manganese, Thiamine and fiber. They can be served either chilled on their own, as an accompaniment, or in hot broth as a noodle soup. While most any dressings or seasonings will do, most enjoy soba noodles with a small amount of soy sauce, sesame oil and garnished with sesame seeds and green onion. Go ahead, take the soba challenge, you won’t regret it.
Sexy Soba Noodles
- 4 portions soba noodles
- 2 tbsp soy sause
- 1 tsp sesame seed oil
- 1 tbsp sesame seeds
- 1 strip sea weed
- 1 green onion
Bring water to boil and add soba noodles. Let sit for 4 mins.
Drain under cold water.
Add portion to bowl and add soy sauce and sesame seed oil.
Garnish with sesame seeds, green onion and sea weed.