Soba noodles are a Japanese noodle made of buckwheat. I wasn’t really familiar with it prior to going to Japan but we had them there one night and really liked the flavor and texture.
For the meatballls recipe I used similar ingredients as in my Asian mini burgers simply because with just a few ingredients you will achieve delicious flavors.
16oz fresh ground spicy pork sausage
16oz lean ground beef
1 tbsp grated ginger
1 tbsp garlic chili sauce
1/2 cup minced scallions/green onion
1 large egg
In a large bowl combine beef, pork, ginger, garlic chili sauce, minced green onion and egg.
Roll up meatballs into 1 inch diameter
Brown meatballs in a pan on medium heat
Transfer them to an oven safe tray and put in oven at 375 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes
1 box of soba noodles (8oz)
1 bunch of fresh cilantro roughly chopped
1 bunch of green onion cut into 1in pieces
1 cup shredded carrots
5oz sliced shiitake mushrooms
Sauce Ingredients – 1/2 cup soy sauce, 1/2 cup sesame oil, 1 tbsp fish sauce, 1 tbsp Dijon mustard, I tbsp garlic chili sauce. *Whisk together and set aside.
Using the same pan where you brown the meatballs. Sauté mushrooms until tender and browned.
Add shredded carrots and green onions.
Return meatballs to pan.
Add cooked soba noodles and sauce.
Mix together with tongs.
Add fresh cilantro and serve in large bowl.
*This recipe is also delicious served chilled.