Cold Buckwheat Noodles

This is the simplest way to enjoy the taste of buckwheat soba noodles, and is ideal for hot weather.


Serves: 1

  • 100g soba noodles
  • 1 spring onion
  • 1 bud of myoga (optional) *myoga=Japanese ginger
  • nori
  • some wasabi
  • 150ml cold mentsuyu


  1. Chop up the spring onion into 2mm widths. Chop the myoga into 2mm widths, soak it in water and then drain it.
  2. Transfer the soba to cold water immediately after cooking, squeeze it gently, and then drain it. Arrange the soba on a serving plate, and sprinkle with the nori (cut into fine strips).
  3. Serve the cold mentsuyu in a deep bowl. Arrange the spring onion, myoga, and wasabi on a small plate, so that people can add the condiment they like to their own cold dashi before eating.