Today I wanna share with my winter favorite, egg drop soba noodle soup.
After the holiday’s feast, our stomach needs holidays.
Soba noodle soup is Low in fat but satisfying.
And soba noodles help your blood sugar control, and it contains anti-oxidant property.
I used to Kuzu starch to thicken up dashi soup, but you can use potato starch or Cornstarch instead.
Kuzu starch is known as an eastern medicine to cure the flu.
Warms up your body and boost your immune system.
Get one if you find it!
When you slice scallion diagonally,use your thin sharp knife to slice the scallions nice and clean.
If you use a dull knife, you can’t cut through and end up with connected long scallion.
Some of you asked me can we use the bonito flakes for another dish.
I have tried but it didn’t taste good.
The flavor is gone and it’s just a protein.
But it’s a good idea to feed your cat or dog.
The soup is so flavorful, rich in aroma because I used a lot of bonito flakes.
The thick soup warms up your body and good for your health.
You can make with Udon noodles as well!
Give it a try and let me know how you like it.
Egg Drop Soba Noodles
Dashi Broth for Soba
- 20 g bonito flakes
- 500 ml water
- ½ tbsp light soy sauce ※regular is fine
- ¼ tsp salt
- 2 tbsp Kuzu starch ※use less corn starch and potato starch
- 1 large egg
- 1 bunch dried soba noodles (90g)
- 1 stalk scallion
- 1 tsp grated ginger
- Start making dashi with the bonito flakes, but of course, you can use dashi powder.
To 2 cups of boiling water, add in 20 g of bonito flakes.
I am using thick bonito flakes, you can use thinly sliced, as well.
Boil for 7~8 minute to make rich and flavorful dashi broth.
Strain the dashi into another pot and discard the bonito flake.
Bring the Dashi broth to a boil, add soy sauce and salt.
Thicken the soup up with the Kuzu starch solution.
Constantly stirring until the soup looks translucent.
Pour the beaten egg in slow and steady stream while constantly stir.
When you finish adding the egg, turn off the heat and let it cook with remaining heat.
Other ingredients preparation
- Slice scallion diagonally. Grated ginger.Beat your egg and set aside.
- Boil your soda noodles pasta according to the package instruction.
- Drain your silver noodles and transfer to a bowl.
Pour over the soup and there you have your egg drop Soba noodle soup! Garnish with grated ginger and scallions for the final touch.
Mix well before you slurp.