Serves: 4 Time: 35 minutes


  • 250g packet of Buckwheat soba noodles

  • 2 duck breast

  • 1 tsp. sesame oil

  • ½ cucumber, seeds removed and julienned

  • ½ bunch spring onions, finely sliced

  • ½ bunch coriander, leaves picked

  • 2 leaves of Chinese cabbage, finely shredded

  • 1 shallot, sliced

  • 1 tbs. sesame seeds

  • Salt

  • Dressing

  • 3 tbs. Mirin

  • 2 tbs. soy sauce

  • Juice of 1 lime

  • 1 tsp. sesame oil

  • 1 tbs. Rice Bran oil

  • 1 tbs. ginger, finely grated

  • ½ chilli, finely chopped


  • 1.

    Score the duck breast and lightly brush with the sesame oil and season with salt. Heat a pan and fry skin side down. Cook for 5-6 minutes then turn over and cook for a further 5 minutes. Remove from the pan and rest.

  • 2.

    In the meantime, cook the soba noodles as per packet instructions. Once cooked immediately refresh under the tap.

  • 3.

    For the dressing, combine all ingredients in a bowl.

  • 4.

    To assemble, finely slice the duck (option here to remove skin), add to drained noodles, along with, cucumber, spring onions, coriander, cabbage, shallots and sesame seeds. Finally drizzle with dressing and toss to coat all ingredients.

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