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Zaru Soba

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Meal
Cuisine: Japanese
Author: Hip Foodie Mom


  • 1 package Japanese buckwheat noodles
  • 1 bottle of Soba Tsuyu dipping sauce; you can add a little water if needed
  • Cucumbers; julienned
  • 1 medium to large Daikon radish; grated or slightly pureed
  • Nori; finely shredded
  • wasabi optional


  • Cook your buckwheat noodles according to package instructions; usually boil them for only a few minutes. Drain and rinse. Set aside.
  • Cut the cucumbers and grate or puree the radish
  • To assemble and serve: (you can either serve the Zaru Soba with the sauce already poured in or in a separate bowl; serving separately is the more traditional way of eating this dish) Serve the noodles and top with the fresh cucumbers, radish and nori. Alternatively, you can simply add the pureed radish into the dipping sauce and mix slightly. Serve with wasabi and enjoy.