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Noodles-Leek in Golden Broth


  • 1 packet buckwheat or regular noodles (350-400 g)
  • 1 cup finely chopped leeks or spring onion with greens
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded Chinese cabbage
  • 1 litre prepared thicker dashi
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp soya sauce
  • 1 tsp miso paste
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp grated silken tofu


  1. Prepare noodles and keep hot in a strainer placed over hot water till required.
  2. Sprinkle a little salt on radish and keep aside for 5 minutes.
  3. Press out all juice and keep aside till required.
  4. Heat brown sugar in a small pan. Stir gently and melt completely.
  5. Add water and stir till it starts Boiled.
  6. Allow sugar and water to blend to a golden solution.
  7. Take off fire, allow cooling a little.
  8. Dissolve miso paste in 1/4 cup dashi. Strain into remaining dashi.
  9. Mix dashi, sugar, prepared sugar solution, soya sauce and salt in a deep vessel.
  10. Heat till it becomes very hot, but don’t bring it to a boil. Before serving:
  11. Remove noodles into a serving dish.
  12. Mix in tenderized radish, leeks.
  13. Put in 4 individual helpings in bowl.
  14. Pour hot broth over them.
  15. Garnish with grated tofu.
  16. Serve hot in individual bowls.

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