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Mori Soba 「もり蕎麦」

 Recipe 

Mori Soba is a type of cold soba served on a bamboo mat on a plate. It is eaten with Mentsuyu with green onion and some wasabi paste. For me, I tried it with some Daikon paste.

If you aren't living in Japan and your area has Daiso, you may want to get it from them. When I'm living overseas, I usually get my soba from them. You can also get them from any supermarket that sell Japanese food stuffs.

Just about a month ago, we had toshikoshi soba 「年越しそば」, a type of soba dish we have for the new year. There are many ways to cook soba and cold soba is one way of eating soba.

Mori Soba 「もり蕎麦」

Mori Soba is a type of cold soba served on a bamboo mat on a plate. It is eaten with Mentsuyu with green onion and some wasabi paste. For me, I tried it with some Daikon paste.

Mori Soba

The spring onion and daikon/wasabi is to be mixed into the mentsuyu before the soba is dipped it. 

The sauce by itself is usually very salty, you may want to dilute it down with dashi. For me, usually I will dilute it down after I finish the soba. Thereafter I will drink it like a soup. 

Some places use Zaru Soba while some use Mori Soba, both are cold soba dishes. There is a slight different in both dishes, Zaru soba has nori added while Mori Soba is plain cold soba.

If you aren't living in Japan and your area has Daiso, you may want to get it from them. When I'm living overseas, I usually get my soba from them. You can also get them from any supermarket that sell Japanese food stuffs. 

 

Mori Soba Recipe

Ingredients

  • Soba
  • Mentsuyu ( Home-made / Ready to use)
  • Dashi stock
  • Some finely cut green onion
  • Some ground daikon paste

Instructions

  1. Cook the soba in boiling water for 1 minute follows by 2 minutes in low heat
  2. Prepare some ice water in a big bowl
  3. Remove the soba from the pot and place them in the pre-prepared ice water
  4. Drain the water and place the soba on a bamboo mat in a place
  5. Serve with Mentsuyu sauce.

 

Previously I had been using room temperature running water to cool the soba and to wash off excess starch. While I'm overseas, a friend of mine taught me to use ice water. She said that the rapid cooling of the noodle make it nicer.

Stay tune, we will update the way to make the sauce soon.

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