spicy soba noodles

2 bundles of soba noodles
3 cups cabbage, chopped into strings
1 carrot, shredded
1 inch chunk of ginger, grated
1/3 cup cilantro, chopped
2 scallions - lighter part at the ends minced, and the green tops chopped (keep separated)
1 tbsp. peanut or sesame oil
1 tbsp. rice vinegar
1 tbsp. honey
1 tbsp. sriracha
2 tbsp. soy sauce
juice from 1/2 lime

Place noodles in 3 quarts of boiling water. Boil on medium-high (to avoid the water boiling over) for 5 minutes. Drain and rinse the noodles with cold water. Set aside. Whisk together the soy, sriracha, honey, vinegar & oil. Stir in the minced portion of the scallions, cilantro & ginger. Pour sauce over noodles, and toss. Stir in the cabbage and carrots. Garnish with the top portion of the scallions. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

Serves 3-4.

Note: you can also saute the carrots and cabbage together for 2-3 minutes before adding to the noodles to bring out the flavor in the cabbage. I like it both ways.


  1. YUM! I don't like cilantro, but I would totally make these! SO GOOD!

    1. I swear, every time I make something with cilantro in it, I remember that you don't like it!

  2. ...oh, and I don't like cilantro either, but I usually substitute flat-leaf parsley in other recipes, and it tastes great. :)

    1. Thai basil might be a good substitute for the cilantro here!

  3. This is a quick easy meal to make. Soba noodles are a staple in our household.