Soba Noodle Soup with Tempura Prawns

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Appears in
New Wave Asian: A Guide to the Southeast Asian Food Revolution

By Sri Owen

Published 2002

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Soba is one of those types of noodle that are equally good eaten cold, warm or hot. The idea of serving tempura prawns or vegetables with a soup is quite untraditional, but has been growing in popularity as a means of adding more texture to soups.


  • 1 tbsp mirin (Japanese rice wine)
  • 1 tbsp sake
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Prepare the soup by adding the mirin and sake to the stock. Simmer for 2 minutes, turn off the heat and set aside.

Prepare the noodles: cook them in a pan of gently boiling water for 3-4 minutes, refresh under cold running water and drain well in a colander.

Make the tempura batter: whisk the egg yolk in a bowl until well blended, then add the ice-cold water. Sift the flour and