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Soba with Shiitake and Cabbage


A venture into something I’ve never tried cooking before – soba noodles! This was surprisingly good. I bought the soba at an Asian grocery store; if you can’t find them, spaghetti will probably work. However, they will have a different taste.

soba with shiitake and cabbage

Soba with Shiitake and Cabbage

1/3 cup water
1/3 cup soy sauce
5 tsp gochujang
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 lb dried soba noodles (buckwheat noodles – you can find them in an Asian grocery store)
1 lb shiitake mushrooms
2 cups shredded cabbage
1 cup shredded carrot
1/2 cup sliced green onions
2 tbsp sesame seeds
3 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tsp garlic, minced
1 inch of fresh ginger, minced

  1. Combine water, soy sauce, brown sugar and gochjang together until the sugar is dissolved. Set aside.
  2. Prepare pasta as directed.
  3. While pasta is cooking, heat oil in a large skillet until hot. Take the pan off the heat and then add in the ginger and garlic. Return to heat and add in sliced mushrooms. Cook, stirring constantly, for 5 – 7 minutes or until the mushrooms turn a darker brown color.
  4. Add cabbage, carrot and green onion, and saute until veggies become crisp-tender. Add the sauce and mix thoroughly, until heated through.
  5. Add cooked noodles to the vegetable mixture and toss to combine. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds for garnish. Serve immediately.

Author: Jenni

Dietitian by day and Midwest food blogger by night. Lover of whiskey, running, and all things food.

2 thoughts on “Soba with Shiitake and Cabbage

  1. This reminded me I have some Soba noodles on hand and your recipe looks delish!

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