Vegetarian Stir Fry With Soba Noodles Recipe


  • Peanut sauce 
  • Gai Lan (Chinese Broccoli) about 8 leaves including stems (leaves chiffonade, stems thinly sliced)
  • Soba Noodles -2 bunches
  • Firm tofu ( I used Japanese firm tofu but Chinese firm tofu is better)
  • Bell peppers - diced (tri color peppers would be great to add color to the dish) 
  • Sesame oil - 1/2 tsp
  • Scallions - chopped (sweet onions could be used)
  • Garlic - 2 cloves chopped
  • Water - to thin out the peanut sauce
  • Ponzu - 1 T (Japanese citrus seasoned soy sauce) or use plain soy sauce
  • 1 lemon - you'll need just the juice.
  • Sriracha sauce or Sambal Oelek - 2 tsp (optional)

Vegetarian Stir Fry With Soba Noodles Recipe

  1. Follow Soba noodles cooking instructions (they are cooked like spaghetti noodles)
  2. While your noodles are boiling, cut tofu into cubes or dice. Shallow fry them. Set aside.
  3. Using the same pan you used in frying the tofu, saute' garlic and onions until tender. Mix in the veggies cook until gai lai stems are cooked. Set aside.
  4. In the pan, mix peanut sauce, sesame oil, ponzu, lemon juice, sriracha sauce and let simmer. Add little water if sauce is still thick. Taste and re-season if you want.
  5. Add the the noodles, the veggies into the sauce and carefully toss everything together until they are incorporated. 
  6. Serve and place the tofu on top.
  7. You can garnish this w/ chopped peanuts or toasted sesame seeds.

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