Cold Noodles with Laver

Zaru Soba

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Appears in
At Home with Japanese Cooking

By Elizabeth Andoh

Published 1986

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This is a hot-weather snack traditionally served in boxes lined with bamboo-slatted mats called zaru. If you haven’t any, drain your noodles extra well and serve them mounded on chilled flat glass plates.


Dipping sauce

  • cups dashi (Basic Soup Stock)
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce, preferably usu kuchi shōyu


Combine the dipping sauce ingredients in a small saucepan and heat through, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Chill the sauce well.

Prepare the noodles according to instructions for fresh for fresh-dried. Drain the noodles very well before mounding them on 3 or 4 small zaru mats or plates.

Dry roast the