Jun 3, 2014

How to make Zaru Soba

Another favourite for summer~ and for all of us living in tropical countries~ Zaru Soba. "Zaru Soba" is loosely translated as "Cold Soba noodles with dipping sauce".

It is a very simple dish, and you can prepare it under 30 minutes. (^-^) Here's how:

Ingredients needed


  • Soba (Quantity- as you like)
  • Sesame oil (for flavour)
  • Boiling water

Tsuyu/ Dipping Sauce

  • 250ml of water
  • 1.5 tablespoon of soya sauce/ shouyu
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1.5 tablespoon of sake
  • 6g of bonito flakes
  • 1 piece of konbu (approx 7cm by 3cm)


  • Sliced seaweed
  • Sliced spring onion



1. Add a few drops of sesame oil to the boiling water.

2. Boil the soba. Remember to stir them to prevent them for clumping together.

3. Drain away the water to retrieve the soba.

4. Run the soba under cold water to cool it.

Tsuyu/ Dipping Sauce

1. Add all the ingredients into a pot.

2. Boil them.

3. Drain away the bonito flakes and konbu.

Ready to serve

To serve

1. Add garnishing to the soba.

2. Dip soba into the tsuyu/ dipping sauce for taste, before eating.


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