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Warm Soba Noodle Bowl

Serves 4

Total Time
40 mins

Time: 40 minutes. A popular Japanese winter dish, warm soba with toppings is just the thing for lunch on an overcast day. The broth is made with dashi, a staple soup base whose delicate flavor comes from dried bonito tuna flakes and seaweed.

Warm Soba Noodle Bowl

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Randy Mon
 2 eggs
 6 cups liquid dashi (or use concentrate)*
 4 shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and thinly sliced
 1 tablespoon mirin
 1 tablespoon soy sauce
 16 ounces dried soba noodles
 20 thin slices daikon, peeled
 1 sheet nori seaweed, cut into 1/4- by 1-in. strips
 2 green onions, finely sliced diagonally
Step 1

Put eggs in a small pot of cold water. Bring to a boil, remove from heat, cover, and let sit 15 minutes. Drain; rinse with cold water.

Step 2

Bring dashi to a boil. Reduce heat to low and add mushrooms, mirin, and soy sauce.

Step 3

Bring a 3-qt. saucepan of water to a boil. Add soba and cook, stirring to separate noodles, until softened, about 5 minutes. Drain but don't rinse. Divide noodles among 4 serving bowls.

Step 4

Pour 1 1/2 cups of dashi over noodles in each bowl. Arrange mushrooms and daikon over noodles, dividing evenly so each bowl has a neat row of both. Peel eggs and cut each in half lengthwise, placing 1 half in each bowl. Divide nori and green onions among bowls.

Step 5

*Find liquid dashi in containers in Japanese groceries and some gourmet stores. It's more widely available as a dry concentrate called dashi-no-moto; reconstitute according to package directions.

Step 6

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 436Calories from Fat 6.9
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3.3g6%

Saturated Fat 0.9g5%
Cholesterol 106mg36%
Sodium 1534mg64%
Total Carbohydrate 88g30%

Dietary Fiber 0.4g2%
Protein 20g40%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.