Soba Noodles Served with Scallion Nanban Sauce

4 servings

Enjoy the soba noodles with the umami-rich sauce and stay healthy!



  • Soba for 4 persons
  • 1/2 pound (280g) chicken meat
  • 2 large scallions
  • 3 1/2 tbsps dark soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tbsp thick soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 4 tbsps mirin
  • 2 US cups thick katsuo dashi
  • 3 1/2 tbsps sake
  • Sansho pepper as you like


  1. Prepare “kaeshi,” a part of the dipping sauce with the dark soy sauce, thick soy sauce, sugar and mirin and boil it up.

  2. Cut thick scallions into 2-inch (5 cm) lengths.

  3. Dilute 1 with thick katsuo dashi and sake.

  4. Add bite-sized chicken and scallions. Cook for 12 minutes.

  5. Cook the soba and drain and serve with the soup. Add sansho pepper, mustard or egg yolk as you like.

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