I’ve never met a noodle bowl I didn’t love, not a single one.  And, generally speaking, they satisfy in ways that other bowls of food just can’t.  Did you hear that noodles?  I am never, ever, ever, breaking up with you.  No, that wasn’t a reference to a Taylor Swift song, just FYI.  Pure coincidence.  I definitely don’t write love songs to noodle bowls.  Although I could.  DON’T TEMPT ME!!   xx- Sarah


serves 2


2 bunches of rapini

(1) 8oz package of buckwheat soba (I love this brand)

6 cloves crushed garlic

1 heaping tablespoon of ginger, peeled and finely chopped

3 tablespoons of toasted sesame oil

3 green onions, thinly sliced

1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1/8 cup reduced sodium tamari

1/8 cup mirin

sea salt

sesame seeds

1/2 lime per serving

1 lime


– Bring large pot of salted water to bowl.

– Cook noodles according to package instructions.

– When done, drain and rinse well under hot water.

– Wash rapini and trim off 1/2 inch off ends.

– Trim rapini into 1 inch pieces leaving some of the leaves.

– In a large frying pan combine 4 cloves crushed garlic, ginger, 2 tablespoons sesame oil, a giant pinch of sea salt, green onions, and 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes.

– Sauté over med-low heat for 2-3 minutes stirring frequently, until softened.

– Add rapini to frying pan and mix well.

– Cook rapini, stirring frequently until softened to your taste preference (I prefer mine crisp to retain the bright green coloring!)

– In a small bowl combine Tamari,  Mirin, 1 tablespoon sesame oil and 2 cloves crushed garlic.

– Add noodles and tamari mixture to rapini. Cook for one additional minute.

– Garnish with sesame seeds and a squeeze of lime over each serving.  

– Add additional red pepper flakes to taste for a little more heat!

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  1. feed_pamera|

    Hi, i've never posted on a blog before, this is my first, but i just discovered your blog and i wanted to thank you for sharing your wonderful recipes, i have lots of new things to try to make now :).

  2. Sophie|

    YUM. This looks so delicious! I made your wild rice and broccolini recipe the other day and it really hit the spot. Thank you for this blog!

  3. tunie|

    6 cloves? This will cause major b.o. for a week! I'd make a parsley salad to go with or at least have – several – parsley juice shots. Parsley neutralizes that next day smell. But does look veddy delicious : )

  4. india|

    Looks gorgeous. I LOVE you photography! Have you discovered Explore Asian 100%Bean pasta/noodles? They are absolutely delicious. V.healthy. 🙂

  5. Gabriela D'Arrigo|

    This recipe looks amazing! We would love to have it paired with our Andy Boy Broccoli Rabe!

  6. Amelia|

    I loved the texture of this dish and the sauce (though would add a little extra sea salt), but I found the rapini really bitter! Maybe it is because it is the wrong season but I would definetly use brocolli or brocollini instead if I made it again.