Sweet/Spicy Scallion Ginger Soba Noodles

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, noodles!  they’re my happy food.  noodles with a sweet and spicy ginger scallion sauce?  in the eloquent words of rachel zoe:  i die.  that’s right, i love these noodles like zoe loves chanel!  it’s huge.  and i think you will too, especially on those nights when you barely have the energy to make toast but want something totally yummy and satisfying.  guaranteed to please and just a tiny bit more work than spaghetti, i promise.  lastly: this dish is healthy.  I KNOW!!!!!   {more after the jump}


1 1/2 cups thinly slices scallions

2 12 tablespoons minced fresh ginger

3 tablespoons toasted sesame oil

2 tablespoons raw honey

2+ teaspoons siracha

2 tablespoons ponzu

2 tablespoons tamari

juice from 1/2 lime

1/4 teaspoon sea salt (more or less to taste)

(1) 9 oz pack of soba noodles

sesame seeds to garnish (optional)


– chop scallion, mince ginger and combine in a bowl with sesame oil, siracha, honey, ponzu, tamari, lime juice and sea salt.  set aside to marinate while you cook your noodles.

– bring a large pot of water to a boil and add noodles (follow package instrauctions for length of cooking time of noodles)

– drain cooked noodles in a colander and rinse under cold water until noodles are completely cooled

–  dry noodles as much as possible and combine with sauce in a large serving bowl

– adjust to taste- i added a bit more siracha but would also recommend chili oil, or chopped jalapeno peppers for the brave!  

– garnish with sesame seeds and enjoy!

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  1. Liz {What Dress Code?}|

    Yum! This looks like such a great spin on a lazy weeknight meal — have you been able to find specialty ingredients like ponzu or tamari at a typical grocery store, Trader Joe's or the like?

  2. sarah yates|

    hi liz! yes, absolutely! in the asian section of any regular grocery store you'll be able to find ponzu and if not tarari then soy sauce for sure!

  3. Capella|

    Soba noodles are so delicious, I always keep some in my pantry for a quick weeknight meal like this. They are unusual enough to seem special, but are still comforting and familiar. Great recipe.

  4. Kari B.|

    Hi Sarah! I absolutely love your blog. It makes my day when I see a new one up in my email! I, like you, do not eat meat or dairy, or any animal products, and this looks simply delicious! I also have a favorite go-to sauce I use for my soba noodles– 1Tblsp tamari 1Tblsp peanut butter, 2tsp Sriracha. I use an organic peanut butter with the only ingredient being peanuts. My husband loves this sauce. And you can add almost any vegetable with this dish.

  5. sarah yates|

    so happy you all like this!

    @kari b, i have a similar peanut sauce that i adore! will be posting a recipe using it soon! :)

  6. Jennifer|

    Hey – It's almost a year later…this looks good and I'm looking forward to trying.

    One question – does this use Ponzu or Ponzu sauce? I have never used either and only discovered the difference when trying to get some. Ponzu sauce seems to have tamari already included. So I don't know if using Ponzu sauce AND Tamari will be too much Tamari.