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Light and Refreshing Soba with Natto, Pickled Plum and Bonito Flakes

Light and Refreshing Soba with Natto, Pickled Plum and Bonito Flakes

It's sticky and yummy I recommend this for natto lovers This soba is light and refreshing, and you will polish the dish off in no time.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Soba noodles
for 2 servings
Egg yolks
2
Mentsuyu (diluted)
500 ml
Natto
2 packs
Natto sauce and Japanese mustard that accompanies the natto
for 2 servings
Cucumber
1
☆Additional Ingredients for the natto
☆Okra
4
☆Japanese leek
1/2
☆Umeboshi (or tubed)
2
☆Bonito flakes
1 packet
☆Sesame oil
1 teaspoon
☆Soy sauce
a tiny bit to taste

Steps

1. Blanch the okra for about 1 minute, and soak in cold water. Slice into thin rounds.
2. Julienne the cucumber, and finely chop the Japanese leek.
3. Put the natto, sauce and Japanese mustard in a bowl, and mix. Add all the ☆ ingredients, and mix well.
4. Boil the soba noodles, refresh in cold water, and drain really well.
5. Serve the noodles in a bowl, add the cucumber on top. Then add the natto from Step 3 on top.
6. Swirl in the mentsuyu around the edge of the bowl, add the egg yolk on top, and it's done.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is our staple dish when we don't have much of an appetite.