These otsu noodles are absolutely one of my favorite dishes I have made in the past two years. I can’t believe it’s taken me even this long to share them here, because I love them so much and have made them at least ten times in the past year. My boyfriend loves them too, and we’ve made them when people come over, always to great success.
They use my absolute favorite noodles (soba noodles) with a fantastic sauce on top. The veggies are really pretty customizable, but I try not to overload it with too many. Just add whatever crunchy veggies you like and if you hate eggplant and tofu, maybe try zucchini and chicken. It could only be delicious.
I doubled the amount of sauce that is in the original recipe, because we usually want a bit more and its a good sauce to have leftovers of. I imagine it would go good on just about anything – chicken breasts, pork, other roasted vegetables, rice… It’s just such a good, versatile and flavorful sauce that makes anything tasty. It’s sort of like peanut sauce, tangy and nutty but with lemony ginger flavor to it also. If you make and enjoy these otsu noodles as much as I do, let me know!