Cold Soba Noodles with Baby Bok Choy and Shiitakes

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Rated 5.0 based on 5 customer reviews
Cold Soba Noodles with Baby Bok Choy and Shiitakes
Cold Soba Noodles with Baby Bok Choy and Shiitakes


  • 9½ ounces soba noodles
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 ounces fresh ginger, peeled and julienned
  • 12 fresh shiitake mushroom caps, julienned
  • 1 pound baby bok choy, stems trimmed and leaves separated
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1½ tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon mirin (sweet sake)
  • 1 tablespoon dark sesame oil


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook soba noodles at a boil until tender yet firm, 3 to 5 minutes; drain and immediately plunge into an ice bath to stop carryover cooking; drain.
  2. Heat the oil in a wok or large pan over high heat. Stir-fry the mushrooms and ginger in oil until lightly golden, about 2 minutes; transfer to a plate to cool.
  3. Stir-fry the bok choy In the same skillet until just wilted, about 2 minutes; transfer to the plate with mushrooms.
  4. Toss the cold soba noodles, mushrooms, and bok choy together in a large bowl; add the soy sauce, rice vinegar, mirin, and sesame oil and toss to coat.
Mealthy tip:

Adding tofu to this can make this a wholesome vegan main dish option. These noodles make for an excellent base for using leftover roasted chicken as well. Spice it up with some Japanese togarashi or a light sprinkle of cayenne or crushed red pepper flakes.


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Jacqulyne de Jardins says:

Had this along with the banh mi I made. Great flavor! I did add some togarashi which added a nice spice to the noodles.

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Jessica Scott says:

This is a quick, simple, and easy dish that I was able to throw together in 20 minutes. I always eat my soba cold, but it also tastes really good warm. My boyfriend added some grilled protein to his as well. This was a really good recipe.

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Jeremy Hughes says:

I really love this dish. Adding tofu was perfect. I also added crushed red pepper for some spice. Easy and delicious.

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Steven Gomes says:

Adding tofu to make this a vegetarian dish, and added crushed red pepper flakes. Great for lunch! This was first my time trying cold soba, really liked it.

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Kaylee Adams says:

Used broccolini instead of baby bok choy because I couldn't find any. This is a healthy lunch, and a great alternative to take-out. I recommend playing around with some of your favorite veggies. It's one of those dishes you can customize to be your own.