Soba Noodles with Leeks and Crab Sticks

Take these easy and delicious soba noodles with leeks and crabs sticks to work and impress your colleagues!


  • soba noodles
  • 1 leek (white part only, sliced bite size)
  • 1 imitation crab stick (sliced bite size, or fish cake)
  • 2 tablespoons scallions (finely chopped)
  • 1/4 cup bean sprouts
  • nori (optional)
  • ichimi (optional)

For the tsuyu broth:

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon granulated dashi powder
  • 1 tablespoon sake
  • 1 tablespoon mirin


  1. Put all the ingredients for the tare sauce in a bowl and stir. Transfer to a small tupperware container and close with a lid.
  2. Cook soba noodles until they are al dente (soft but still yielding a crunch). If the package says to cook them for 6 minutes, cook them for 4.
  3. Wrap sprouts, leeks and crab sticks in cling wrap.
  4. Put soba noodles in thermal cup. Top with scallions.
  5. Put wrapped ingredients on top of scallions and add a few pieces of shredded nori.
  6. Close the lid tightly.
  7. Put thermal container and tare sauce container in a bag and take to work.
  8. Before serving, add about a cup of hot water to the thermal container.
  9. Unwrap the ingredients and add them to the container. Stir well and eat.


Keywords: recipe, buckwheat noodles, lunch, snack

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