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Soba Noodle Bowl With Fermented Beans and Shiitake [Vegan]

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In this recipe, soba noodles are the base to a bowl full of umami flavors and ingredients, like crisp, spiralized daikon radish, nori, shiitake mushrooms, and a miso dressing. The most interesting of the bunch is natto, Japanese fermented beans, which can be found in Asian groceries. If you can't find natto anywhere, then you can substitute it for baked tofu.

Soba Noodle Bowl With Fermented Beans and Shiitake[Vegan]

This Recipe is :

High Carb Vegan Vegan


For the Mushrooms:

  • 4 small, fresh shiitake mushrooms
  • 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 1 small piece of ginger root, grated
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • 1 teaspoon of tamari
  • 1/2 teaspoon of apple cider or rice vinegar

For the Noodle Bowl:

  • 1 bundle of soba
  • 1 little piece of daikon
  • 1/4 toasted nori sheet
  • 1/4 cup of natto (Japanese fermented soy beans)
  • 1 scallion, the green top

For the Dressing:

  • 1 teaspoon of white miso
  • 1 teaspoon of apple cider or rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of flaxseed oil


To Make the Mushrooms:

  1. Clean shiitake with a damp cloth or a brush or, if they’re really dirty, quickly wash under running water. Cut off the stem and slice finely.
  2. Heat olive oil in a little pan, add grated ginger and garlic and let sizzle for few seconds. Add the shiitake, pour over them tamari and vinegar after about 2 minutes and let cook until all liquid is evaporated. Set aside.

To Make the Noodle Bowl:

  1. In the meantime bring to boil a pot of water, cook soba following the package directions, drain and wash noodles under cold water.
  2. Julienne or spiralize daikon, finely slice the nori sheet and slice the scallion.

To Make the Dressing and to Serve:

  1. In a little bowl mix miso, vinegar, oil, and some water to obtain a sauce not too thin.
  2. Compose the bowl adding soba, pour the dressing over, add fried mushrooms, natto, raw daikon, nori, and scallion and serve immediately.
  3. Once in the bowl, you can either eat every ingredient separately or mix everything.





Valentina Goltara is an Italian food blogger with a Nutrition therapy diploma. After years struggling with eating disorders, she decided to learn how she could take care of herself using food. From June 2014, after a first Italian food blogging experience, she is author, recipe creator and photographer behind sweet kabocha.



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17 comments on “Soba Noodle Bowl With Fermented Beans and Shiitake [Vegan]”

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Te Ata
2 Years Ago

Just made this tonight and was super tasty! Thank you for sharing!

Cleria Fehlberg
2 Years Ago


MaryKate Kubler
2 Years Ago

Max Rogovin

Max Rogovin
02 Feb 2016

This sounds delicious.

MaryKate Kubler
02 Feb 2016

And it's healthy vegan food!

Max Rogovin
02 Feb 2016

You had to ruin it.

Luca Hartl
2 Years Ago

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Chantell McCarver Alexander
2 Years Ago

Kylee Reese looks good!

Branching Spirit
2 Years Ago

mmmm - textured, delish & wholesome FAB!

Where there is love there is life
2 Years Ago

Be yourself no matter what. Some will adore you and some will hate everything about you. But who cares? It's your life. Make the most out of it.

2 Years Ago

Soba always delicious no matter what.

David Horgan
2 Years Ago

Samantha Gordon Leesar Raseel !!!

Leesar Raseel
02 Feb 2016

Just kill me now

Samantha Gordon
02 Feb 2016

I need it. Omg

Violet Agnew
2 Years Ago

Wow my mouth is watering lol, sounds delish!


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