Lime Horseradish Cold Soba – Delight in a bowl of cold soba noodles for Summer.
by Hakubaku Staff
When I was a kid, my parents sometimes took my sister and me to an old local soba restaurant. It’s already a long time ago, but I still remember the strong soba and dashi aroma from behind the counter. After our meal, my mom usually requested soba-yu (soba cooking water). It came in a cute small pot, and sipping the warm water was almost like a ceremony to finish our soba experience. In Japan, soba is comfort food that reminds us of what the good old days used to be like.
Lime Horseradish Cold Soba (2 servings), 10 minutes
There are many soba recipes In Japan, but one I like for summer is using citrus fruit. Citrus fruit like lime (in Japan we use Kabosu or Sudachi. They are lime-like citrus fruit), and a bit of horseradish or wasabi. This cold citrus soba recipe will be refreshing during the hot summer months.
- 1 bunch of Hakubaku Soba BUY NOW>>
- 2 limes
- 1 cup of chopped green onions
- 1 cup of grated Daikon Radish
- 1-2 tbsp of horseradish or Wasabi
- 3 cups of cold Men Tsuyu Soup SEE RECIPE>>
- Cook the Soba according to the package instructions. Keep the soba-yu (soba cooking water).
- Slice one lime thinly, and the other half. Chop green onions, and grate the daikon radish.
- Pour soba dashi soup into the bowl, and add cooked soba and sliced lime. When you eat, squeeze lime juice as much as you like, and add horseradish a little bit as a punch of taste. Add green onions and daikon radish. After eating soba, enjoy sipping soba-yu.
- TIP! If you still have the soba dashi soup and toppings, you can add it and eat them together like a Soba-yu soup. Soba-yu contains excellent nutrients beneficial to health, such as vitamin B.
- Enjoy this bowl of soba and soba-yu like at a Japanese restaurant.
From the Kitchens of Hakubaku USA