It’s Sobarashii

sobarashii™ (ソバラシイ)- A made-up adjective that plays on the Japanese word for wonderful, subarashii (素晴らしい), and the Japanese name for buckwheat, soba (そば).

There comes a point in everyone’s lives where they become more cautious of the food they eat. For me, that time has come.

After seeing a particularly alarming video, I decided to revise my eating habits. I admit: I’m not the best cook. I’ve cooked for my family before, however I’m only able to when I have every ingredient required in the recipe. Improvising? They didn’t teach me that in home ec.

I am learning though.

One ingredient I have come to appreciate is soba. It’s extremely good for health and aids in weight loss. Also, they are perfect for summer when served cold. Which is why soba is one of the two key ingredients in this sobarashii™ Japanese inspired dish.

You will need:

  • Soba
  • Roasted sesame dressing
  • Fresh vegetables

Notice I didn’t include any measurements? That’s because this recipe is really flexible. You can adjust accordingly to whatever ingredients you have and however much you’d like.

In terms of dressing, I recommend Kewpie. It’s a little expensive but they are divine and tastes absolutely delicious. They really make this dish, which is why it is the second key ingredient.

Back to the recipe:

1. Prepare your vegetables beforehand. Once ready, place your noodles in a pot of boiling water.

I suggest adding a small amount of oil to prevent the soba from sticking to each other. Keep a watchful eye on them; They cook quickly and can become a mushy mess. It is ready when you can break off parts of the noodle with applied pressure.

2. Drain the hot water and place noodles into a strainer. Quickly run the noodles under cold water. Toss the noodles as water is running to cool them quickly. Remove excess water and place onto a plate.

3. Serve with the vegetables and sesame dressing. To eat, mix all ingredients together.

Super easy, super delicious.

It’s nothing elaborate and perhaps a recipe is a little unnecessary. But I really enjoyed eating this and I wanted to share it with my readers. Hopefully it will provide some ideas to people looking for a healthy yet hassle free meal.


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