Cold Soba Noodles with Dipping Sauce

For those of you who don’t know, one of the main reasons why I decided to start this blog was to keep a running collection of recipes that we’ve tried over the years, capturing the ones we enjoyed the most. Instead of making adjustments to recipes and then not remembering what we did to alter it, it was just so much easier to document it online so that we don’t lose our notes considering how unorganized we are. It also makes looking up a recipe much easier because we tend to make things we like over and over again.

As people who love to cook and bake, we thought this would be a great project for us. Plus, it made sharing recipes with family and friends so much easier. We have decided to try and take this project to the next level with the goal to produce a cookbook within the next year. We aren’t really planning to sell the cookbook, it’s more so something we can see as an accomplishment for ourselves. But who knows, maybe it can one day make it to the bookshelf 🙂

The hardest part was thinking about what the theme of our cookbook would be – considering how much we love Japanese food, it made sense that our first cookbook would be about Japanese cooking. We already have quite a bunch of Japanese recipes on our blog such as Agedashi Tofu, Miso Cod, Ochazuke, and Japanese Strawberry Shortcake just to name a few but it’s time to build on it even more. Stay tuned because you will see lots of Japanese recipes coming up on this blog 🙂

I decided to take the day off today to start working on some recipes and update our blog. The easiest dish that I could think of making was Cold Soba Noodles with Dipping Sauce.

Cold soba noodle is a very popular dish in Japan, especially during the summer months when you want something to cool you down. Typically it is served with Mentsuyu sauce which is a multipurpose sauce used in Japanese cooking. It is often served with noodles and tempura dishes just to name a few. Best of all, this sauce can be made in advance and be stored in the fridge for up to a month. This means the next time you’re hungry for some cold soba noodles, all you need to do is boil the noodles which would take no time at all!

How to eat Cold Soba Noodles

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Pan Fried Beef with Soba Noodles

If you guys haven’t read Thug Kitchen‘s cookbook yet, you must! It’s hilarious! My friend got it for my birthday present and I had a great time flipping through the different recipes they had to offer with a gangsta twist.

One of the recipes that intrigued me was their Grilled Eggplant with Soba Noodle recipe. Now… I love my meat too much to not include it in any of my dishes and not being a fan of eggplants, I decided to modify the recipe slightly so it’s meat-atarian friendly 🙂

Beef Soba

I had this for dinner and it was great! What I liked about using Soba (Buckwheat) noodle instead of spaghetti is that it’s gluten, fat, and cholesterol free (i.e. super healthy!) Not like I’m allergic to gluten but still, trying to be more health conscious.

Want to know how it’s done? It’s super easy to make, read on!

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