Peanutee Buckwheat Noodles with Tofu and Prawns

peanutee buckwheat noodles with tofu and prawns

The Experimental Housewife

I had a hankering for buckwheat soba noodles, so along came this recipe. I wanted some tofu, but I also wanted prawns, so why not combine both. If you are vegetarian, feel free to omit the prawns of course.

This recipe looks like there’s lots of steps, but if you do some prep in the morning like I do since I have a toddler running around and she’s not one to entertain herself yet for hours by herself, jeez, she’s so selfish. For this reason, I tend to do a lot of prep in the morning, so that when we get back from our afternoon outing after her nap, I can quickly whip up dinner while she plays or hangs off my leg.

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Warm Soba (Buckwheat Noodles) Salad with Soy-lime Dressing

Have you tried soba noodles before? Soba is the Japanese name for buckwheat. It’s a type of thin noodle made from buckwheat flour. Here’s a wonderful soba recipe filled with loads of healthy ingredients!

Warm Soba (Buckwheat Noodles) salad from superfoodista.com

Superfoodista

This dish’s inspiration comes from Japan. Soba noodles are an important staple of the Japanese cuisine. There is a dish in the Japanese cuisine with cold soba noodles, but for this post, I turned it more in a type of warm salad. I actually got the idea to make a salad with these soba noodles from Allison from the beautiful blog “Spontaneaous Tomato” (she takes amazing pictures!). She made an amazing and so yummy looking Vietnamese style soba noodle salad, which really inspired me, but I tried to stick to Japanese in this dish and I mixed in all kinds of different flavor elements of the Japanese cuisine 😉 I hope you will like this very “fusionized” recipe, it’s very fast and easy to cook up, therefore perfect for a week-day dinner.

I was also happy to finally cook something with buckwheat again. Ever since I started my…

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Korean Cold Buckwheat Noodle Soup

cold buckwheat noodles soup

Mul-naengmyeon (Cold Buckwheat Noodle Soup)  is a Korean dish with buckwheat noodles served in icy cold broth and garnished with radish kimchi, pickled cucumber, sliced Korean pear and a hard-boiled egg.  It is a very popular dish in Korea all year round especially in the summer. Recipe for Cold Buckwheat Noodle Soup

Learn how to say it in Korean!

Learn Korean Buckwheat Noodles

Mul naeng-myeon (Cold Buckwheat Noodle Soup) 물냉면


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The Soba Noodles Diet

soba noodles photo by @kevinv033

Soba is the Japanese name for buckwheat.  It is a type of thin noodle made from buckwheat flour and wheat flour. Soba noodles can be eaten chilled with a dipping sauce, or in soup.  It contains high amounts of fiber, minerals and vitamins B1 and B2.

In Japan, soba is mostly referring to noodles in general and this has been a staple of the Japanese diet.

Consuming soba noodles can be an alternative for dieting. It is low in calories and high in fiber, which makes it a great choice. Being high in fiber, it keeps you feeling full longer thus helping you to stop overeating and controlling your appetite. A great food to include in your weight loss program.

Combine soba noodles with other foods like vegetables, beans and meat (e.g. salmon) to give a healthy meal with plenty of nutrients for your body!

Soba noodles can be bought from supermarkets, or if not try your local organic stores.