Shitake Soba Noodles

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

I can't get enough of these buckwheat soba noodles, which I came across recently. They're so delicious, with a nutty kind of flavour that works perfectly with stir-fried fresh vegetables and a sauce.

I've tried out a few recipes, and this one is the best so far...

Shitake Soba Noodles

Serves 2-3

400g shitake mushrooms, sliced

2 medium bok choy
2 bunches of buckwheat soba noodles (available from the Japanese aisle)
Soy sauce
Mirin (Japanese rice wine, similar to sake)
Fresh ginger
Sesame oil
Sesame seeds

1. Cook the noodles in boiling water for about 5 minutes (check packet for exact time)

2. Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons of butter and 4 tablespoons of soy sauce in a frying pan

3. Add the mushrooms and give them a stir to coat in the butter/soy sauce mixture

4. Cook on a high heat for about 6 minutes, without stirring. They should be brown, slightly crispy and caramelised

5. Make the sauce by combining 30ml of mirin, 2 chopped garlic cloves, 1 tablespoon of chopped ginger, 2 tablespoons of sesame oil and a tablespoon of soy sauce

6. In a large pan combine the cooked noodles, sauce and mushrooms, then add the bok choy

7. Cook on a medium heat until the bok choy is wilted

8. Serve and garnish with a sprinkling of sesame seeds

I'd love to know if you've tried this type of noodles and any recipe ideas you have ~ leave your ideas in the comments below...


  1. Yum, that looks so good! I just recently discovered these too and absolutely love them. I do a stir fry with mango and prawns which is soooo tasty. Recipe here if you want to try it out:

    1. Thanks Katie, I'll hop over to your blog and check out your recipe!

  2. I just spotted this on Guardian Witness and fell in love with your picture and the recipe. Soba noodles are definitely on my shopping list this weekend. Cheers me dear!

    1. Thanks for taking the time to drop by and visit my blog! Did you manage to get hold of some noodles and try them out this weekend? Would love to know!


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