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How to make Totoro soba: cold soba noodles with a soy-dashi dipping sauce in the shape of the ever lovable Totoro. You know you wanna eat him! #soba #japanesefood #totorosoba #totoro #totorofood #kawaiifood #soba #recipes
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Zaru Soba Recipe

A quick and easy zaru (cold) soba recipe
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: noodles, soba
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dashi see notes
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp mirin
  • 2 bundles soba about 6-7 ounces
  • sliced green onions
  • nori/seaweed strips
  • wasabi

Instructions

  • Make the dipping sauce: in a small bowl, mix together the dashi, soy sauce, and mirin. It should be quite salty. Set aside.
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  • Cook the soba according to the package directions. Drain, rinse throughly in cold running water, then drain well.
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  • Serve with the dipping sauce in a small bowl, sliced green onions, nori, and wasabi (if using). To eat, pick up a bunch of soba and dip into the sauce and slurp. Add the green onions and nori to the dipping sauce bowl as desired.
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Notes

We used instant dashi for this – it’s super simple, just mix the package into 1 cup hot water.