Food Porn Format Part 2: Soba Noodle Dipping Sauce (With Morohieya Ramen)


Yesterday I showed you how I made dashi and kaeshi. The kombu I used needed to be steeped overnight for a full flavored broth. It came out a golden color, similar to white tea after being brewed. Mixing this broth with kaeshi creates the soba noodle dipping sauce.

Soba Noodle Dipping Sauce

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Mix the two according to taste. Less dashi gets you a sweeter and stronger sauce.

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Dashi, Soba Sauce, Kaeshi

I didn’t have any actual soba noodles on hand but I do have tones of Morohieya Ramen, a healthy ramen made out a mixture of wheat and morohieya. Supposedly it’s much healthier than regular ramen, and the nutritional numbers are impressive. It’s about the same amount of calories as regular ramen but the protein, vitamin and fiber content is much higher. It’s also green, which is fun.

To make cold noodles, simply prepare the noodles as you would regularly but rinse off with cold water after draining. That’s pretty much it. Put the soba sauce in a separate bowl, dip and slurp.

 

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2 thoughts on “Food Porn Format Part 2: Soba Noodle Dipping Sauce (With Morohieya Ramen)

  1. Rick says:

    After a quick trip to Madison Heights for ingredients, I made the soba dish. I used Korean buckwheat soba by Sukina (Wang) because it has a lower sodium content. The only mirin in the store was from Kikoman–I think in retrospective I would hold out for something better. Kikoman’s is pre-sweetened. I happened to have some kelp and Maine laver laying around the kitchen, which I soaked overnight as directed. I also had some low sodium Tamari from San-J. Since my mirin was pre-sweetened, I didn’t cook it with more sugar and I think that it was a mistake. The cooking must give the kaeshi its thickness that allows it to stick to the noodles better. But I still ate too sticks of noodles!

    • jonkung says:

      Hey if it tastes good than you didn’t lose out. Definitely try it with sugar though next time. Remember, you’re going to dilute it anyway. So you won’t risk anything by putting a little more than what’s comfortable. If you’re not a vegan/vegetarian I’d suggest running to Noble Fish in try and picking up some bonito flakes. Thanks for the comment! Your the first one who commented after actually trying something! Try boiling the kelp as well and see how they compare!

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