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Soba Noodle Salad With Seared Wagu Beef

This recipe is from Episode 11 of Secret Meat Business


  • 200gm Wagu beef Steak (scotch or filet)

  • Marinade

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon red miso paste

  • ½ cup dashi stock

  • ½ cup Japanese low sodium soy sauce

  • ½ cup mirin

  • ½ teaspoon of pickle ginger liquid

  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds

  • Noodle salad

  • 200 gms Soba Noodles

  • 1 spring onion chopped

  • 1 radish sliced finely

  • Fresh Daikon cut into match stick sliced slices

  • 1 cup Shitake mushrooms

  • 2 tablespoons pickled ginger

  • Garnish

  • Bonito flakes

  • Chervil


  • 1.

    Take a small steak of Wagu Beef and season all around with salt and pepper.

  • 2.

    Use a piece of fat from the Wagu beef to render down in the pan (or in some oil).

  • 3.

    Sear the steak for one minute each side.

  • 4.

    In a large bowl, add I table spoon of red Miso paste, ½ a cup of dashi stock, a tablespoon of brown sugar and Japanese soy sauce.

  • 5.

    Add ½ a teaspoon of pickle ginger liquid and ½ a cup of mirin (Japanese white wine) to the mixture.

  • 6.

    Mix the ingredients together adding a teaspoon of sesame seed while stirring until the ingredients create a smooth marinade sauce, set 100mls of the mixture aside to use as your dressing for the salad.

  • 7.

    Add the beef to the marinade and turn until the marinade soaks and leave for 10 minutes.

  • 8.

    Use the remaining marinade mixture as a dressing for the salad.

  • 9.

    Cook the soba noodles to the instructions on the packet, note this does not take very long so make sure you make the dressing & prepare the vegetables first.

  • 10.

    Drain the noodles when cooked place in a bowl, add the shitake mushrooms, radish, daikon, spring onions & pickled ginger & dressing.

  • 11.

    Mix together gently to combine.

  • 12.

    Place in the centre of the plate.

  • 13.

    Slice the beef & lay over the noodles, garnish with bonito & chervil.

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