Saturday, December 31, 2011

Simple Soba to Bid the Old Year Farewell

In Japan, New Year's Eve is celebrated simply--traditionally with a bowl of warm soba noodles. Here, Warren embraces this custom with soba noodles in dipping sauce.

To make your own dipping sauce, combine about 2 cups of dashi (Japanese soup stock, such as in steps 1 - 4 in Risa's Noodle Soup), 1/3 cup of mirin or dry sherry, and 1/3 cup soy sauce. Use the sauce as a dip for your soba noodles, garnished with whatever toppings inspire you (in addition to green onions, consider pieces of nori, shiitake mushrooms, fish cakes, spinach, or tofu), and enjoy!

Happy New Year!

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