Chinese Big Bowl

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Appears in
Welcome to Claire's: 35 Years of Recipes and Reflections from the Landmark Vegetarian Restaurant

By Claire Criscuolo

Published 2014

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This is a popular dish at home and at Claire’s and it’s so much fun to prepare. It’s a cross between a soup and a stew and it has a healthful array of vegetables. Really, any and all of your favorites can go into it.


  • 1 8-ounce package soba noodles
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil


  1. Cook the soba noodles according to package directions. Before draining, set a colander into a large bowl in your sink. Drain the soba noodles, reserving the liquid. Set the reserved liquid aside. Rinse the soba noodles while in the colander, then drain them right into the sink—you don’t need to reserve this water. Set aside the cooked noodles and the reserved cooking liq