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Beef And Soba Noodles

Beef And Soba Noodles

  • Yield: 4


  • 1 (12-ounce) package soba noodles
  • 1/2 pound beef rib-eye steak, cut into thin strips
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 5 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 3 scallions, minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons minced ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon Korean ground chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup edamame, shelled
  • 3 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds, plus more for garnish
  • Chopped peanuts, for garnish
  • Fresh pea shoots, for garnish


  • Place a large pot of water over high heat until water comes to a boil. Add noodles and cook for 5 minutes. Drain in a colander, reserving 1/4 cup cooking liquid. Rinse noodles under cool water and set drained noodles aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine steak with sesame oil, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, Sriracha, vinegar, scallions, garlic, ginger and the chili powder and set aside.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in a wok over high heat. Add meat along with its marinade and stir-fry until just cooked through, 1 to 2 minutes. Add noodles and stir-fry for 1 minute before adding edamame. Toss to combine. Garnish with sesame seeds, peanuts, and pea shoots. Serve immediately.
  • Cook's Note: Korean ground chili powder is made from small red chiles, which are dried and ground. It has quite a bit of heat and is used to make kimchi; it's not as a finely ground as cayenne but is finer than our crushed red pepper. You can find it in Asian markets and online; it's also known as "gochu galu." Crushed red pepper can be pulsed in a spice mill or in a food processor and then substituted in a pinch.