Toshikoshi Year-End Soba Noodles - Cook For Your Life- anti-cancer recipes

Toshikoshi Year-End Soba Noodles

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 20 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 7 ingredients
A bowl of hot soba noodles is a traditional evening New Years Eve dish in Japan. Loosely translated, toshikoshi soba, means to end the old year and enter the next. The noodles symbolize the...


  • 8 ounce soba noodles
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 2 inch piece of kombu
  • 2 tablespoons mirin
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup packed baby spinach
  • 3 tablespoons chopped scallions, white and light green parts only

Nutrition Facts


212 cals


1 g

Saturated Fat

0 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

0 g

Monounsaturated Fat

0 g


44 g


0 g


0 g


10 g


1348 mg


  1. Cook the soba noodles according to package instructions. Rinse under cold water and drain.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine the water, kombu and mirin. Bring to a boil, and simmer for 10 minutes.  Add the soy sauce and simmer for about 5 minutes. Stir in the spinach.
  3. Divide the soba noodles between 4 bowls. Pour broth over noodles and top with scallions. Serve.

Chef Tips

The water soba noodles are cooked in is drunk for health in Japan. If you can’t find kombu, reserve the soba cooking water and use that, or if that doesn’t appeal, you can use a light, low sodium chicken stock.

Registered Dietitian Approved

All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our oncology-trained staff Registered Dietitian, Kate Ueland, MS, RD, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and meets the standards set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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