Hot soba noodle soup with salmon,cucumber and tagarashi.jpg

Hot Soba Noodle Soup with Salmon, Cucumber and Togarashi

This soba noodle soup features traditional Japanese flavours that combine to produce a delightful dish. The flavourful Japanese broth, dashi forms the basis of this dish. You can make a big batch of dashi and freeze some for miso soup. Dashi will keep in the fridge for a few days or in the freezer indefinitely.

How long will it take?

45 minutes

What’s the serving size?

Serves 4


What do I need?

  • 2 litres cold water, plus up to ¾ cup additional
  • 50g dried kombu or other dried kelp
  • 50g bonito flakes
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 4-6 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp mirin
  • 500g dried soba noodles
  • 4 spring onions, thinly sliced, white and light green parts only
  • 1 bunch watercress, trimmed
  • ½ cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 4 tbsp grated daikon
  • 400g salmon, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • Togarashi to garnish 

How do I make it?

  1. Begin by making a dashi – rinse kombu under cold water and place it in a medium saucepan with 2 litres of cold water. Heat over medium-high heat until tiny bubbles form at the edges, about 12 to 14 minutes. Don’t let the water come to a full boil. Remove kombu from water with tongs. Add ½ cup cold water and bonito flakes. Bring just to a boil, about 2 minutes, then remove from the heat and cover. Set aside for 10 minutes and then strain through a fine mesh sieve or cheesecloth into another pot. Do not press the bonito flakes.
  2. To make the noodle broth add dashi, salt, soy sauce, sugar, mirin plus ½ cup additional water to a large pot over medium-high heat and bring to the boil. Remove from heat.
  3. To make noodles – boil noodles according to packet directions. Drain and rinse well under cold water. Shake to remove excess water.
  4. To cook salmon – line a baking tray with baking paper and cook in a preheated 180C oven for 5 minutes. Remove and set aside.
  5. Divide noodles among four bowls. Add salmon and pour over broth. Top each bowl with vegetables, and togarashi.

Recipe from Food52


Share this recipe


More recipes like this

Avocado_Mango_and_Walnut_Salad.jpg
Avocado mango and walnut salad
tart.jpg
Caramelised onion tart with olives, brie and gorgonzola
eggplant_lasagne.jpg
Eggplant lasagne
spinach_blue_cheese_and_walnut_puffs.jpg
Spinach, Blue Cheese and Walnut Puffs
watermleon_feta_and_mint_appetiser.jpg
Watermelon, Feta and Mint Appetiser
beet_salad.jpg
Beet salad with Fromager d’Affinois Petit
mini_cheese_and_veggie_muffins.jpg
Mini cheese and veggie muffins
asparagus_tart_with_crumbled_feta_and_walnuts.jpg
Asparagus tart with crumbled feta and walnuts
baba_ganoush.jpg
Baba Ganoush
baked_brie_with_honey_walnut_and_pears.jpg
Baked brie with honey, walnut and pears
zucchini_parmesan_chips.jpg
Zucchini Parmesan Chips
caprese_salad.jpg
Caprese Salad
blood_orange_roasted_root_vegetables_and_barley_salad.jpg
Blood orange, roasted root vegetables and barley salad
grilled_peach_blueberry_and_feta_salad.jpg
Grilled peach, blueberry and feta salad
grilled_carrot_with_burnt_butter_vinaigrette.jpg
Grilled Carrot Salad with Brown Butter Vinaigrette
homemade_trailmix.jpg
Homemade trail mix
togarashi.jpg
Togarashi
Hot_soba_noodle_soup_with_salmoncucumber_and_tagarashi.jpg
Hot Soba Noodle Soup with Salmon, Cucumber and Togarashi
mexican_corn_on_the_cob.jpg
Mexican corn on the cob
Cauliflower_pakoras.jpg
Cauliflower pakoras
vegan_asparagus_tart.jpg
Vegan asparagus tart
Stuffed_Butternut_Pumpkin.jpg
Stuffed butternut pumpkin
Avocado_goddess_dressing.jpg
Avocado goddess dressing
silverbeet_and_pumpkin_pie.jpg
Silverbeet and pumpkin pie
green_beans_almondine.jpg
Green Beans Almondine
Summer_Gnocci.jpg
Summer gnocchi
Vegetarian_Shepherds_Pie.jpg
Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie
Gorgonzola_Risotto.jpg
Gorgonzola Risotto
crunchy_apple_and_celery_slaw.jpg
Crunchy Apple and Celery Slaw
Spiced_chickpea_and_tomato_pesto_pasta.jpg
Spiced chickpea and tomato pesto pasta
Stuffed_Sweet_Potatoes.jpg
Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Eggplant_and_Tomato_bake.jpg
Eggplant and Tomato bake
Cauliflower_Mac_and_Cheese.jpg
Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
green_veggie_rolls.jpg
Green Veggie Rolls
Green_Goddess_Sandwich.jpg
Green Goddess Sandwich
Carrot_Raisin_and_Cream_Cheese_Sandwiches.jpg
Carrot, Raisin and Cream Cheese Sandwiches
Superfood_Salad.jpg
Superfood Salad
Creamy_Tagliatelle_with_Mushrooms_and_Baby_Spinach.jpg
Creamy Tagliatelle with Mushrooms and Baby Spinach
Broccoli_and_Rice_Salad.jpg
Broccoli and Rice Salad
Whole_roasted_celeriac_with_green_tahini_sauce_and_spiced_seeds.jpg
Whole roasted celeriac with green tahini sauce and spiced seeds
Mushrooms_on_sourdough_with_tarragon_oil.jpg
Mushrooms on sourdough with tarragon oil
Coriander_Lime_Coleslaw.jpg
Coriander Lime Coleslaw
Grilled_Carrot_Salad_with_Brown_Butter_Vinaigrette.jpg
Grilled Carrot Salad with Brown Butter Vinaigrette
herbed_potato_salad.jpg
Herbed Potato Salad
Pea_Salad_with_Buffalo_Mozzarella.jpg
Pea Salad with Buffalo Mozzarella
Pomegranate_and_Haloumi_Salad.jpg
Pomegranate and Haloumi Salad
Lemon_and_thyme_hasselback_potatoes.jpg
Lemon and thyme hasselback potatoes
Lemon_Garlic_and_Parmesan_Roasted_Asparagus.jpg
Lemon, Garlic and Parmesan Roasted Asparagus
Tandoori_Roasted_Potatoes.jpg
Tandoori Roasted Potatoes
Mango_Chilli_and_Coconut_Salad.jpg
Mango, Chilli and Coconut Salad
Cheesy_Cauliflower_Slice.jpg
Cheesy Cauliflower Slice
Sugar_Snap_Pea_Radish_and_Bocconcini_Salad.jpg
Sugar Snap Pea, Radish and Bocconcini Salad
Website_Tile_-_Chilli_Prawn_Linguine.jpeg
Chilli Prawn Linguine