soba noodles

Cold Soba Noodles with Sweet Walnut Dipping Sauce — Let’s Cook Japanese Food!

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Before living in Japan for the first time, I always assumed Japanese food would be hard to cook.  Everything was so beautiful and so perfect.  I quickly learned, however, that while a few dishes were quite technical, most Japanese food is actually incredibly approachable and doable for the home cook.  Author Amy Kaneko, in her cookbook, Let’s […]

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Toshikoshi Soba

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Toshikoshi Soba Makes 5 to 6 servings 6 cups dashi 3 tablespoons mirin 2 teaspoons granulated sugar 1/3 cup soy sauce 9 to 10 ounces soba noodles, cooked according to package directions Shredded nori (seaweed) Additional toppings as desired 1. Mix the dashi, mirin, and sugar together in a 2-quart saucepan. Bring to a boil […]

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Chilled Soba, Avocado, & Grapefruit Salad

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“Summer is the time when one sheds one’s tensions with one’s clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit. A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that all’s right with the world.” — Ada Louise Huxtable My friend Juls, the author of the […]

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