I’m a massive fan of soba noodles. Oddly enough and somewhat dreadfully embarrassingly I only discovered this when I flew Cathay Pacific Business Class last June to Tokyo…! LOL I had never tried them before, I’ll be frank ~ probably because the term ‘Buckwheat’ never really did a lot for me in the ‘exciting sounding food’ dept. and therefore I avoided it like the plague. But I ADORE them now. I love them cold with wasabi, soy and edamame beans (the latter in particular I find too are amazing simply cooked up with salt and chilli and a bit of ponzu sauce). Cathay Pacific I’ll add too are incredible at food in their BC section, their starters and desserts in particular were fab ~ and basically restaurant quality so if I was going to get decent soba noodles at 35,000 feet in the air it was going to be with CP on the way to Japan!

Anyway, I also love beautifully cooked beef and pondered if I could come up with a recipe for a salad which included all three however I wanted the noodles to be crispy as there’s nothing better than a good crispy noodle salad. I wasn’t sure how the soba noodles would fare in the oil but they were fine. They do stick quite a bit to the bottom of the pot but it’s easy to rectify, just give them a good nudge around the pan a second of two after they go into the hot oil and they’ll come away easily.

6 Responses to “Ponzu Soaked Beef Fillet Salad with Crunchy Soba Noodles, Edamame Beans, Rocket and Chilli”

  1. Ann Alpern
    January 12, 2013 at 10:29 am

    This looks fantastic but one question. What is a long red chili? Don’t know what to look for in Buffalo, NY. I am envious of your Summer.

  2. January 23, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    This looks a-mazing!! The new website design is fantastic too, although, I didn’t know about til I wondered why I hadn’t seen any new posts come through on bloglovin :)

  3. August 14, 2013 at 12:40 am

    Everything looks amazing here. But can you tell me what EVOO is? I have never heard about this.

    • Katie
      August 15, 2013 at 2:48 pm

      Hey Polly – it’s just an abbreviation for ‘Extra Virgin Olive Oil’

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