Suckers For Soba

As you may remember, my vegan package swap partner did her part to enable me in my continuing love affair with soba noodles.  And not just any soba noodles.  This soba has a bit of mugwort in it, which is apparently common in some Japanese dishes and made the noodles a lovely green color.

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I pulled out Vegan Fire & Spice for a basic Japanese soba noodle stir fry recipe.  I love things like this for several reasons.  One, they’re usually very quick to throw together; two, they rarely require a special trip to the store; and three, they look amazing.

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See?  Beautiful veggies and green soba.

Oh yeah, there’s a fourth reason.  Stir-fries taste just as great as they look.  The sauce for this one was a pretty basic combination with garlic, ginger, rice vinegar, liquid aminos, cayenne, and cooking sherry, for which I substituted apple cider vinegar with good results.

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Neither my mom nor I will ever complain about having a good noodle dish for dinner, that’s for sure.  There’s still a couple more servings of mugwort soba left, and I may very well use it to make this again!



  1. 10/08/2010 at 8:15 PM

    First off, I LOVE the idea of a vegan care package swap and totally want to participate in one.

    I love all the colors in this dish and I think it was a smart call to use apple cider vinegar instead of sherry!

    • Sam said,

      10/09/2010 at 4:19 AM

      🙂 I never have any cooking wines/alcohol on hand, basically because I doubt I’d ever use enough to make it worth my while. Thus far using ACV instead of sherry or vegetable broth instead of white wine has worked pretty well!

  2. 10/08/2010 at 5:46 AM

    YUMMY! I have some soba noodles in the cupboard…calling my name!