~a collection of eclectic recipes and misadventures in the kitchen~
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Soba Dipping Sauce!!
One of the biggest perks of studying overseas is having friends from all over the world...and being able to learn things from them. Over here, one of my best teachers is Aira!! She is such an amazing cook!!!
I asked her to teach me how to make a soba dipping sauce and here is a recipe which she came up with, off the top of her head! And it is almost identical to what you get in Japanese restaurants... (actually i think it's the same but saying that would raise your expectations too high eh?? :))
and she also showed me the Japanese way of folding the soba so that it doesn't clump together so much and is easier to eat..
step 1: grab hold of some soba between your thumb and forefinger
step 2: twirl it around the little finger
step 3: clench your fist gently round the noodles
step 4: slide noodles onto plate (it should look sorta like a figure 8)
Soba is usually served with tempura and also some japanese spices, ginger and wasabi on the side...we toasted some seaweed (the same kind u use for sushi rolls), black and white sesame seeds and had some chopped spring onions..
The four of us started this blog together as a way to share our experiences and lessons in the kitchen. Now the blog has evolved into an random mix of recipes which we have tried and liked enough to want to share...some are dishes that remind us of home, some are things that we wouldn't usually have made in Singapore (muffins, cakes and most dishes requiring the oven) and others were just borne out of a need to use a certain ingredient!
Have a browse and have fun trying out the recipes!