Japanese cold noodle recipe

Ingredients for making cold soba noodles; hontsuyu, soba noodles and various side dishes

What you’ll need

  • Noodles (Soba/Somen)
  • Hontsuyu Soup base


  • Yakinori roasted seaweed
  • Shichimi tougarashi chilli powder
  • Side dishes from our counter


1. Cook the noodles

First bring a pot of water to boil, then add the noodles of your choice. Somen is very thin, so it’ll take only 2-3 minutes to cook. Cooking soba will take 4-5 minutes. Make sure to stir the noodles occasionally to stop them from sticking together.

When ready, remove from the heat, drain and rinse with cold water. Put the cooked noodles in a large bowl with cold water and a few ice cubes to let it cool down.

2. Make the dipping sauce

Mix Hontsuyu and water in a 1:2 ratio.

TIPP! Add some grated ginger to the Hontsuyu mix. You can also add a sprinkle of Shichimi tougarashi powder for a hotter taste!

3. Serve

Garnish your noodles with shredded Yakinori seaweed, and serve with fried prawns or fried side dishes of your choice.

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