Tomato Soba with Jelly Sauce

When it gets summer, what I see on my dining table at lunchtime is cold soba! Soba is easy and quick to make, and flavors, toppings combinations are infinite, so soba lets me open up the door for the culinary journey.    Last year I enjoyed a similar dish with Mexican squash, but this year…

Okra and Tomato Okaka Soba

It’s getting hotter and hotter, so I need something refreshing to feel the summer’s footsteps coming to me! Since soba is easy to cook, how about cold noodles! Some people don’t like bonito flakes saying it’s like cat food, but did you know, that means cats are foodies too!  If I combine the noodles with…

Ginger Sesame Veg Soba

Soba noodles can show you a different look with a variety of toppings, and entertain your tongue with a variety of types of sauce. Sometimes toppings are tempura, vegetables, meat, eggs…the choice is definitely unlimited! Also you can play with sauce too! Usually soba sauce isn’t quite vegetarian/vegan friendly because they use bonito stock to…

Peanut Noodle

Happy National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day! I bet a lot of you thought about I’d start talking about peanut butter cookies or PB & J, but did you know, peanut butter can be savory! The light to be spotted today is peanut noodle! I like peanuts noodles from Thai cuisine. Creamy and tansy flavored sauce…

Rich Creamy Sesame Soba Salad

Tahini. Condiments made from toasted sesame. Sesame Paste.  From the above statements, I should think tahini and I have a close relationship, but still tahini is my newer condiment. I’m still on my way to find the way to enjoy it at this moment. Its rich toasty flavor of sesame appeals to my appetite but…

Ginger Noodle Soup

Happy new year EVE!! Even though I’m saying “eve,” I’m ready for the new year to start 2021! But, before closing 2020, I should follow the traditional way of being a Japanese: eating soba on new years eve! The meaning of eating soba noodles on the new year’s eve is that since soba noodles are…