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Soba with Sesame Sauce

Here is another light and easy recipe ~ Soba with Sesame Sauce that I would like to share with you today. The ingredients are very simple. Most of the ingredients are definitely available in your pantry and sesame/tahini paste can also be easily found in most supermarkets. You can pan-fry the chicken fillet/thigh with a bit of seasoning or use leftover roast chicken meat and quickly mix the ingredients together with the sesame mixed sauce. The sesame infused soba makes the first mouthful just heavenly.

Here is the recipe
200g Soba (buckwheat noodles)
2 pcs Chicken thigh meat (debonded and skinned)
some chye sim (菜心) or Spinach (波菜)
some toasted white sesame seeds

Sesame mixed sauce
1 tbsp minced ginger
4 tbsp Sesame/Tahini paste
2 tbsp Sesame oil
6 tbsp Kikkomann light soy sauce
2 tsp Sugar
4 tbsp Water

  • Remove skin and fat from chicken, mix thoroughly with 1/2 tsp salt and crushed black pepper, leave aside for 10 minutes (put in the fridge). Pan fry chicken thigh with little oil till golden brown. Leave to cool and cut into small pieces.
  • Wash the chye sim or spinach and blanch in boiling water, then run cold water through it and drain. Cut into sections.
  • Cook soba in boiling water for about 5-6 minutes, strain and run cold water through it.
  • Mix soba, chye sim or spinach and chicken well with the sesame mixed sauce and place on serving plate. Sprinkle some toasted white sesame seeds on it and serve.
  • OR serve as cold dish, chill the soba before mixing with sesame mixed sauce.  



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  1. hi ann i love this new recipe I am a noodle lover and usually we prepare noodles like this whenever there's an occasion.

  2. Yummy-looking soba! Simple yet tempting.

    Spoon and Chopsticks

  3. though i've not tried noodles with sesame sauce, i'm sure they taste delicious and you sounded reallly good! i'm not really sure if i've seen this sesame sauce but i've seen tahini sauce, are they the same?

  4. Reserve a plate for my lunch, pls. Thanks

  5. Looks delicious! I shall try this simple yet mouthwatering soba for my take away to office...bento ! :) Thanks for the it is good!

  6. Ahhh... I should hv bought the soba noodles frm Japanese food fair at 1 Utama yesterday, pickles!!!

    Nvm, I shall keep this recipe for future usage!^^ Thx for sharing!

  7. @raquel erecipe
    Hi Racquel, yes this is really a very simple dish that my family loves a lot. And thank you very much for featuring my blog as chef of the Week :)

  8. @lena
    Thank you Lena for highlighting me.
    Sesame sauce is the same as tahini sauce (in Japanese).

  9. @Elin
    Sounds good idea for putting the noodles into bento :)

  10. Love the sesame seeds in this - a classic dish.

  11. Oooo I love sesame sauce and this one sounds so good Ann! Perfect to put in my bento lunch. It looks so good! I can't wait to make it.

  12. Looks good and simple to prepare too.
    Beautiful click.

  13. This looks so good! Chicken thighs are my favourite part of chicken and I love how it can be eaten hot or cold. I think I would make this and save a portion just to eat cold.

  14. I saw tahini the other day, but didn't buy it as I have no recipe in mind to try it with, now I know I have to get that bottle of Tahini.
    Thanks for sharing

  15. This looks delicious! Perfect for lunch!

  16. Noodles with sesame seeds. This must be super-addictive. Love this idea.

  17. Sounds like a quick & yummy lunch fix. Thanks for sharing!

  18. yay! another do able recipe for me :)

  19. 这个酱

  20. 看到这盘面的颜色就喜欢了,更何况还加了芝麻酱和麻油,整间家一定香到不行!

  21. I just had soba this afternoon. What a coincidence.
    Love this simple and healthy dish, Ann. YUM....

  22. Quick, easy and healthy. A perfect weekday meal.

  23. Lyndsey, Seems like now the bento fever is on. Would love to see your creations :)

    Belinda, Sherleen ~ Have try. Very simple and delicious.

    Thanks Amelia.

    Bunnyeatsdesign, Thank you for visiting and your comment. Love your clutch bag designs, they are beautiful.

    Wendy ~ Thank you!

    Shaz ~ yes this is really quick and easy.

    小鲸 ~ 不难做,希望你会喜欢。

    Esther, 做的时候,一定要加姜末,芝麻酱才会好吃。

    Jessie ~ 谢谢哦!

    Thank you Jen :)

    Yes Sonia, this is very suitable for lazy people like me.

    Christine, Thanks! I love your mung bean soup especially with the 臭草。

  24. 好特别的面,还没吃过呢。。。。。。

  25. Your soba is making me hungry now (supper time)! I've tried frying any kinda noodles but not soba so far and yours just looks so irresistible esp when the pic is as big as like-a-real-plate-of-soba right in front of me! Haha ;P
    Sesame paste+chicken=yums yums! ;D

  26. Love the nutty aromatic flavors of this dish. Yummy!

  27. I love eating noodles but have not tried cooking them myself can you believe it? This looks delicious and simple enough to put together....bookmarking this for when I have the urge to try something new...thanks!:D

  28. I'm gonna try this soon because it's so simple..... got to look for this sauce soon.

  29. Anncoo, yummy soba recipe. I loved the chicken in full of yummy flavours! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  30. I think soba is used in very versatile way outside of Japan and I love it. I wonder why we don't eat soba like this???? This looks really delicious, Ann! I was thinking of posting sesame dressing this week and I'm in the same mind with you! :-)

  31. wooaahh..drolling post You got here... I like this recipe, thx for sharing.
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  32. I love soba nd this looks so simple yet yummy! Have a lovely week my friend!

  33. @Jeannie
    Jeannie ~ huh.. you've never try to cook noodles yourself? Lazy people like me always cook noodle and one dish meal :D

  34. @Cheah
    Hi Cheah, Hope you'll love this noodle after trying it :))

  35. Purabi, thank you for your compliment :)

    Nami, I love to see your sesame dressing version.
    People of SzeChuan China likes to add sesame paste with spicy sauce in their noodles ~ DanDan mian. But I prefer a light and healthy meal like this one here.

    My Home Diary, Thank you very much for passing me the lovely awards.

    Biren, Thanks and you've a great week too :)

  36. This looks great! Simple and easy to whip up.  I do run out of ideas what to cook simple lunches for my kids, and this recipe sure comes in handy, healthy too! 

  37. A very delicious and healthy noodle dish!

  38. MMMMMmmmm, this dish looks so wonderfully tasty. It's new to me so I have to shop before I make it but I can't wait to try it.


    God bless ya and have a most wonderful day!!!! :o)

  39. B, my partner loves soba! i have all the ingredients in my pantry now and can make some!

    what a lovely dish!

  40. This dish looks SO GOOD, Ann! You're such a talented blogger. I can't get enough of good soba noodles. YUM =)

  41. This looks delicious. The recipe looks very simple as well. I love that most of those ingredients are easy to find here. I'm going to save the recipe to try! Thanks!

  42. BeeBee, Hope you enjoy this meal :)

    Nezzy, Thanks! So glad to see you again :))

    Hi Dudut, Thanks for coming to my site, hope to see you again :)

    Thank you Winston. Your blog looks great too!

    You're welcome Mary. I'm sure you'll love this after trying it :)