Okinawa soba (Serves 4)
A custom dictates people to eat noodles on New Year’s Eve, so the recipe in this issue is an easy recipe for Okinawa soba! Noodles are long and get cut easy. Eating noodles on New Year’s Eve, people wish for a long life, and cut off bad luck and pain before the year changes.
- 2 packs Okinawa soba noodles (400g each)
- 1 pack Okinawa soba soup (1000ml)
- 1 bag boiled pork belly
- Leek (welsh onion) to taste
- Fish sausage (kamaboko) to taste
- Red pickled ginger to taste
How to cook
1. Pour Okinawa soba soup into a pot and bring to a boil.
2. In another pot, bring water to a boil and cook the Okinawa soba noodles.
3. Cook the soba noodles about 1 minute, and dry in a strainer.
4. Divide the noodles into bowls, and pour the soba soup over.
Put pieces of the boiled pork belly on top, and garnish with leek and red pickled ginger, and serve.
All ingredients are ready at an Okinawa soba corner in any local supermarket. There are different kinds of noodles available, like thin, thick, flat or curly. Just pick what you like. Many people spice up their soba with “Koregusu”, a very spicy and hot local seasoning. But please be careful with that, it’s really “super hot.”