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Cha Soba noodles are Soba noodles made of buckwheat flour (soba-ko) and wheat flour (komugi-ko) with the added ingredient of fresh Green Tea leaves (Ryokucha or Ocha). In Japan Cha Soba is considered a delicacy and is only consumed on very special occasions.
Green Tea is considered by many to have many significant health benefits including high levels of antioxidants, polyphenols, theanine, as well as a wide variety of vitamins and minerals. Cha Soba is packed in a light-proof foil packaging to protect the nutritional value of the tea which begins to degrade when exposed to oxygen or light and to keep the fresh flavour of the green tea.
Method to prepare Green Tea Soba
Cook green tea soba in rapid boiling water for 6 minutes.
Drain, rinse well with cold water.
Drain again and set aside.
To reheat, briefly submerge in hot water.
Method to boil potstickers
Cook potstickers in boiling water till they float.
Boil chicken stock and add fish tofu.
As soon as the tofu floats, start assembling the noodle dish.
In a bowl:
Add warm green tea soba noodles.
Top with cooked potstickers, tofu and blanched Chinese greens.
Ladle hot boiling chicken soup over noodle.
Season with pepper, sesame oil and spring onions.
Serve the noodles piping hot.
Delicious traditional Japanese noodles with a great hint of green tea.
Easy to prepare, you can use it in any dishes that call for noodle.
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