Soba Noodles with Sesame-Ginger Sauce


This Asian noodle bowl is an ideal place to use soba noodles. The brown noodles are masked in a brown sauce, then piled with vibrant green veggies, and topped with white sesame seeds for flavor and color contrasts.

Soba Noodles with Sesame-Ginger Sauce
Total Time:
25 mins
6 cups


  • cup reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoon red wine vinegar

  • 2 tablespoon mirin (Japanese rice wine), optional

  • 1 ½ tablespoon grated fresh ginger

  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 tsp. sesame oil

  • ½ - 1 teaspoon chili paste (sambel oelek)

  • 6 ounce soba noodles

  • 1 ½ tablespoon canola oil or vegetable oil

  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped fresh ginger

  • 2 teaspoon chopped garlic

  • ½ - 1 teaspoon chili oil

  • 5 cup vegetables, such as quartered baby bok choy*, broccoli florets, and/or halved or quartered stemmed shiitake mushrooms

  • 1 cup frozen shelled edamame

  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted


  1. For sauce: In a small bowl combine soy sauce, vinegar, mirin (if desired), grated ginger, 1 tablespoon sesame oil, and the chili paste.

  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to boiling. Add noodles; cook according to package directions. Drain; rinse under cold water and drain again.

  3. Heat a wok or large heavy skillet over medium-high 1 minute. Add canola oil; heat 10 seconds. Add chopped ginger and garlic; cook and stir 10 seconds. Stir in remaining 1 tsp. sesame oil, the chili oil, vegetables, and edamame.

  4. Cook without stirring 2 minutes. Cook and stir 3 to 4 minutes or until crisp-tender.

  5. Add noodles. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add sauce; stir to coat. Cook 1 minute more or until noodles are heated through. Top with sesame seeds. Makes 4 servings.


The sauce can be covered and refrigerated for up to 3 to 4 days.


If you cannot find baby bok choy, use larger bok choy and slice into 2-inch pieces.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

369 Calories
13g Fat
53g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 369
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 1020mg 44%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 51.8mg 259%
Calcium 111mg 9%
Iron 3.7mg 21%
Potassium 1153mg 25%
Folate, total 196.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.4mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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