Since the weather in the Bay Area has been so nice the last few weeks, I was in the mood for some saucy noodles again. So again, I went to the web to search for some recipes that I can share with you all and I think I found something all noodle lovers would love! Soba noodles with Sweet Ginger Scallion Sauce. I mean just look at the picture above! It looks delicious!
I found this recipe from simplyreem. This blogger found this recipe from a cookbook by David Chang called “Momofuku”. David Chang is an internationally known Chef that has opened several restaurants in New York. His cookbook, Momofuku, is a book that has many of his favorite dishes in his restaurants. They consist of mostly Asian cuisine and his famous pork buns.
After doing research on this book, I actually ordered it on Amazon. It has many noodles dishes in it so I will definitely be doing posts on these recipes as I make them in the future.
The recipe below is from Momofuku, but the blogger modified it a bit to make it a little sweeter and little spicier.
- Soba noodles – 1 9oz packet
- Salt and Pepper as per taste
- Sesame seeds – 2 Tbsp lightly toasted
- Cucumber thinly julienne optional
- Lime wedges optional
- Scallions – 1 ½ cup finely chopped
- Ginger – 2 Tbsp minced
- Cilantro – ¼ cup chopped
- Sesame oil/ grape seed oil/ any neutral oil – 2-3 Tbsp
- Chili oil – 2 tsp
- Soy sauce – 1Tbsp
- Rice wine vinegar – 2 Tbsp
- Honey – 2 Tbsp
- Salt – 1 tsp, as soy sauce is salty too so be careful with the salt
- Black pepper – 1 tsp
- Mix all the ingredients for Sweet Ginger Scallion sauce in the bowl, check for the seasoning. Keep it aside for 10 -15 minutes for the flavors to develop.
- Boil the soba noodles as per the instruction on the package.
- If you need them cold, drain well with the cold water once they are cooked. Or just drain the water in which they boiled if you like them hot.
- Add the sauce, sesame seeds and toss the noodles well, check for the seasoning one last time.
- Sprinkle lime juice if you like and also if you like add some julienne cucumber.
- Give a final toss.