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Japanese Salmon Soba Noodles

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What I like about this dish is its simplicity. This noodle dish is very versatile, suitable for lunch or dinner, throughout the year. My husband is very fond of the crispy salmon skin, and I love the rich flavours of the sauce cutting through the fish meat. The soba noodles can be served hot or cold.

Japanese Salmon Soba Noodles (Printable recipe)
By Christine's Recipes
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Yield: 2 serves

Wakame and Soba Noodles

  • 2 x 140 gm salmon steaks
  • a pinch salt
  • pepper, to taste
  • 180 gm soba noodles
  • baby bok choy, to serve
  • wakame / seaweed salad, to sever
Sauce ingredients:
  • 3 Tbsp mirin
  • 3 Tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  1. Rinse salmon and wipe dry. Use tweezers or pliers to remove the pin bones. Season with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a frying pan. Cook the salmon steaks over medium high heat with skin side first, until both sides are brown or cooked to your liking.
  2. In the meantime, heat a large pot of boiling water. Cook the noodles in boiling water according to the packet instructions, adding the bok choy for the last 2 minutes. Drain and refresh under cold water. Set aside.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a small sauce pan. Saute garlic and ginger until aromatic. Place the rest of the sauce ingredients and cook until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat.
  4. Divide the noodles among two serving plates, with salmon steaks, drizzle sauce on surface, topped with wakam. Serve with bok choy.
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  • Wakame / seaweed salad is available from Asian grocers.
  • Mirin is a kind of rice wine similar to sake, available from Asian grocery stores.


  1. Wow! I am salivating here! Looks great!

  2. Looks very appetizing and healthy! Love the addition of seaweed salad. Am bookmarking this for tomorow's lunch :)

  3. A lovely meal, the seaweed salad is a perfect accompaniment here.

  4. Hi Christine,
    I've scrolled down your recent posts and have bookmarked so many and the more I see the more recipes I want to bookmark too
    Thanks for sharing so many wonderful recipes and tips
    Like this recipe, it gives me inspiration, cos when it comes to salmon, I am usually clueless, I end up pan fry or bake with roughly the same ingredients again and again. Now I have one more way to cook salmon :)
    Have a great week ahead :)

  5. Luscious from its picture alone! I do have my own version of cooking salmon soba noodles... I would like to try this kind of version of yours! Looks awesome!

  6. Soba noodles are a dish that has deep ties with Nihombashi. Soba is usually refers to thin noodles made from buckwheat flour, or a combination of buckwheat and wheat flours.