Tested till perfect Stir-Fried Soba Noodles with Pickled Ginger

Stir-Fried Soba Noodles with Pickled Ginger

Japanese shredded pickled ginger (shoga) adds striking crimson colour and intense ginger flavour to stir-fries. Find it in specialty Japanese or Korean stores. By comparison, sushi ginger (gari) is light pink, mild and thinly sliced. Use it in a pinch.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: November 2006

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  • Portion size 4 to 6


  • 2 2boneless skinless chicken breastboneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 tbsp 3tbspsodium-reduced soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspsake or rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspsesame oil
  • 1 tsp 1tspgranulated sugar
  • 1 1carrotcarrots
  • 1/2 1/2sweet green pepper
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspvegetable oil
  • 2 cups 2cupsshredded cabbage
  • 1 1clove garliccloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 pkg (340 g) 1/4pkg (340 g)chuka soba noodles, Chinese-style instant noodles such as Y & Y Brand
  • 2 tbsp 2tbsppickled shredded ginger, shoga
  • 2 2green oniongreen onions, thinly sliced
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Cut chicken lengthwise into 1/4-inch (5 mm) wide strips. In bowl, toss together chicken, 1 tbsp (15 mL) of the soy sauce, the sake, sesame oil and sugar; marinate in refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Cut carrot in half lengthwise; thinly slice crosswise. Thinly slice green pepper. Set aside.

In large wok or skillet, heat 1 tbsp (15 mL) of the vegetable oil over high heat; stir-fry chicken mixture, in batches, until browned, about 3 minutes. Remove to clean bowl.

Add remaining oil to wok; stir-fry carrot, green pepper, cabbage and garlic until tender-crisp, about 2 minutes. Add to chicken.

Add noodles, 3/4 cup (175 mL) water and remaining soy sauce to wok; cover and steam, breaking up noodles with spoon, until softened, about 3 minutes.

Return chicken mixture to wok; stir-fry until heated through, about 1 minute. Stir in ginger and green onions.

Additional information :

Tip: Chuka soba noodles are not fried. In a pinch, use 1 pkg (100 g) dried raman noodles, such as Sapporo Ichiban, discarding flavour packet.

Nutritional Information Per each of 6 servings: about

cal 190 pro 14g total fat 8g sat. fat 1g
carb 17g fibre 2g chol 26mg sodium 366mg

% RDI:

calcium 2 iron 7 vit A 23 vit C 23
folate 7
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