How to Cook Perfect Soba Noodles

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How to Cook Perfect Soba Noodles
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Ditch the instructions on the box. This is how you cook perfect, non-gummy soba noodles every single time!


3-4 oz. dried soba noodles
Sesame oil
Soy sauce
Sesame seeds


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a rapid boil. Add soba and use tongs to spread out. Cook for 150 seconds (2 1/2 minutes).
  2. Immediately drain soba and transfer to a bowl with cold water to stop the cooking.
  3. Once soba is cooled, drain and transfer to a few paper towels to dry.
  4. Toss cooled soba with a small drizzle of sesame oil and soy sauce. Maybe 1 teaspoon of both.
  5. Eat immediately with sesame seeds and/or scallions.
  6. You can also reheat the soba by quickly dipping it in hot water or stock.