Soba noodle salad chronicles - Episode 1
In a random sushi bar in Bangkok off of the Sukumwit line, I had a very simple soba noodle dish with a wasabi / miso dipping sauce. I wanted to recreate the experience this weekend but I didn’t come as close as I would have liked. I think I’m over complicating it.
I simple simmered the noodles until lightly al dente and combined with all the garnishes. I made the dressing with Korean soy bean paste, horseradish and olive oil. So, lots of substitutes. I topped it with seared scallops.
The dish tasted good but it needs more work. I definitely need to reduce the amount of black radishes — they’re much spicier than their red friends. Also, this was my first time working with quail eggs, soba noodles and Korean miso paste. Overall the dish was successful but needs more work. I’ll take the learnings to the next episode.