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Cold Soba Noodles (Memil Guksu)

Make some super easy cold soba noodles! 
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I love soba noodles! The texture and the smell… It’s so welcoming and perfect for hot summer weather. In Korea, we call these noodles memil guksu (메밀 국수).

Today’s recipe is Japanese version of zaru soba and this noodle is very popular in Korea as well.

Cold soba noodles are served with soba noodle dipping sauce, grated daikon radish, chopped green onions, wasabi and shredded seaweed. It’s very light and refreshing!

It’s a perfect way to beat the summer heat! Hope you give this a try soon!

P.S. If you like this recipe, don’t forget to check out my other soba noodle recipes – Bibim Naengmyeon, Bibim Guksu and Soba Noodles with Sweet Chili Soy Sauce

(FYI, they are all spicy soba noodles!)

Ingredients for Cold Soba Noodles (Serves 4)

Main

  • 360g buckwheat noodles / soba noodles

Soba Dipping Sauce

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup tsuyu sauce
  • 1 cup rice wine 

Sides

  • 2 sheets dried seaweed, thinly shredded
  • 1 stalk green onion, finely chopped
  • 4 Tbsp grated daikon, squeeze the water out from the radish
  • (optional) 1 tsp wasabi paste

How to Make Cold Soba Noodles

Buckwheat Noodles (Memil Guksu in Korean) cooking
  1. Combine the soba dipping sauce ingredients in a bowl. Chill the sauce or slightly freeze its surface in the freezer.
  2. Boil the buckwheat noodles in boiling water until ready to eat (about 2 to 3 minutes – follow the package instruction.) Drain the water and rinse the noodles under cold water.
  3. Serve the noodles on a plate (I used bamboo mat) with the soba dipping sauce and side ingredients. Enjoy it and don’t forget to slup!
Buckwheat Noodles (Memil Guksu in Korean) 1
Buckwheat Noodles (Memil Guksu in Korean) 2

How to Eat

Add your desired amount of the sides ingredients into the soba dipping sauce bowl then dip the noodles lightly to soak up the sauce. Slup!

Cold Soba Noodles (Memil Guksu)

Cold soba noodle recipe. This is perfect during summer!
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Course: Main
Cuisine: Korean
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 408kcal
Author: Sue | My Korean Kitchen

Ingredients

MAIN

  • 360 g buckwheat noodles (soba noodles)

SOBA DIPPING SAUCE

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup tsuyu sauce
  • 1 cup rice wine

SIDES

  • 2 sheets dried seaweed , thinly shred them with scissors
  • 1 stalk green onion , finely chopped
  • 4 Tbsp grated daikon , squeeze the water out from the radish
  • 1 tsp wasabi paste

Instructions

  • Combine the soba dipping sauce ingredients in a bowl. Chill the sauce or slightly freeze its surface in the freezer.
  • Boil the buckwheat noodles in boiling water until ready to eat (about 2 to 3 minutes – follow the package instruction.) Drain the water and rinse the noodles under cold water.
  • Serve the noodles on a plate (I used bamboo mat) with the soba dipping sauce and side ingredients. Enjoy it and don’t forget to slup!

Nutrition Info (per serving)

Calories: 408kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 13g | Sodium: 1097mg | Potassium: 275mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 4.4mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 2.7mg

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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