Easy and Lazy Zaru Soba Recipe


I love Japanese food, but cooking is sometimes a pain. I had made a few dishes that require little effort and maximum yummy goodness. Here is my easy lazy method of making Zaru Soba.

Zaru soba is a cold noodle dish where the noodles and soup is separated. To eat it, you have to dip the noodle into the cold broth and just let the flavor stay on top of it. Its delicous, filling, and refreshing!

In my lazy method, you just need to combine stuff, microwave, freeze, then boil, serve with garnish. That’s it. It’s quick to prep and a delight to eat.


  • 1 cup + 2 Tbsp. mirin
  • 1 cup soy sauce (use the kikoman one)
  • 1 cup dashi (you can buy powdered dashi in Japanese supermarkets)
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • a pack soba noodles (or more)
  • 1/4 sheet seaweed, stripped
  • 1 bundle spring onion, chopped
  • 1 1/8 cup daikon (white radish), chopped or grated

Lazy Cooking:

  1. Mix all liquid ingredients and sugar in microwaveable bowl
  2. Microwave at full power for 1 minute
  3. Cool then put in freezer for 3 to 24 hours (the colder, the better)
  4. Boil soba in hot water, when soba is al dente, drain water.
  5.  Add spring onions, daikon, and seaweed into cold sauce
  6. Serve the cold soba and the noodles in separate bowls.


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Perfectly lazy way to prepare Zaru Soba


This is super great for the summer because, personally, I don’t want to slurp hot soup when I’m already sweating in my tank top. I’d bet that most of you would like some cold food goodness too. Its a respite from the sweltering, cursed heat that has dawned upon us mere mortals.


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