Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Japanese Buckwheat Noodles with Dipping Sauce

Japanese buckwheat noodles with dipping sauce

Jan and I were at one of our favorite hang outs, the grocery store, when we first got a glimpse of these dark noodles. Jan loves anything strange so naturally, I had to get a pack for him. The label said it's Japanese buckwheat noodles, but aside from the noodle cooking instructions at the back, we had no clue how it was supposed to be served.

Enter the Internet. He searched while I waited to be served my meal. We have Just Hungry to thank for the dipping sauce recipe. Of course, we didn't have every single ingredient on the sauce recipe list so Jan had to tweak this according to what was available.


4 tbsps. soy sauce
2 tbsps. mirin
2 tbsps. sugar
2 cups chicken broth or broth cube dissolved in boiling water
Nori sheet cut in strips
Onions, thinly sliced
Lemon juice


1. Cook noodles according to packet instructions.

2. For the sauce, mix soy sauce, sugar, mirin and chicken broth.

3. Top noodles with nori strips.

4. Serve with thinly sliced onion mixed with salt and lemon juice.

Wife's Verdict: We were supposed to dip the noodles into the sauce but being Pinoy, I like my dishes floating in sauce so I poured the dipping sauce over the noodles. The taste is definitely subdued but it was surprisingly filling --- thick noodles with a mildly salty, sweet taste. The nori and onions were nice flavor enhancers.

Jan's Quip: "Edible experiments are my forte."


  1. Do we get Japanese buckwheat noodles in New York too??? I found this recipe really good want to try out but in-case I don't get this noodle can I try with some other type of noodle???

  2. I do believe you can find buckwheat noodles in NY Sam. :) Thanks for dropping by. Cheers.

  3. Ahh wheat noodles...very healthy.
    Looks delicious too. Healthy and delicious...good recipe shared :)


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