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Soba Noodles With Pork and Green Onion

Soba Noodles With Pork and Green Onion

This is similar to a dish served at some soba restaurants called "kamo-seiro", where cold soba noodles are dipped in a sauce with lots of ingredients.

Ingredients: 1 serving

Soba noodles
1 serving (as much as you like)
Pork
70 g
Storebought mentsuyu
Diluted, 400 ml
Green onions or scallions
about 4
Sesame oil
1 tablespoon
Ginger, finely chopped
1 teaspoon
Garlic, finely chopped
1 clove
White sesame seeds
To taste

Steps

1. Make all the other ingredients ready while cooking the soba noodles. (I used soba noodles that need to be boiled for 5 minutes.) Finely chop the ginger and garlic. Cut the green onion in longish slices so that they'll mix well with the noodles.
2. Heat some sesame oil in a frying pan and stir-fry the ginger and garlic.
3. Use chopped pork or pork belly, whatever you like. I used some leftover pork belly cut to look like duck slices. Stir fry until browned.
4. When the pork is cooked, add the mentsuyu sauce (diluted to pour-over strength) to the frying pan, and bring to a boil over medium heat.
5. Wash the cooked soba noodles very very well, rubbing the noodle strands with your hands to remove any surface stickiness. They'll taste great if you do this.
6. When the sauce comes to a boil add the green onions. Bring back to a boil.
7. Drain the rinsed soba noodles very well and put onto a serving dish. Serve the sauce in a separate bowl, with some sesame seeds added. Done!
8. You can add spinach to the sauce too - delicious!

Story Behind this Recipe

My mother taught me to wash soba noodles very very well. This is a "kamo-seiro" using pork instead of the traditional duck.