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Soba noodles with tuna and black sesame seeds

Australian Gourmet Traveller fast Japanese recipe for soba noodles with tuna and black sesame seeds

By Adelaide Lucas
  • 5 mins preparation
  • 10 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Soba noodles with tuna and black sesame seeds


  • 320 gm soba noodles
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil, plus extra to serve
  • 4 150gm pieces of yellowfin tuna
  • 2 tbsp black sesame seeds
  • 125 ml tamari or soy sauce (½ cup)
  • 60 ml mirin (¼ cup)
  • 90 gm pickled ginger (½ cup)
  • ¼ cup finely shredded nori


  • 1
    Cook soba noodles in boiling salted water for 5 minutes or until tender (or according to packet instructions), drain, place in a large bowl and drizzle with half the sesame oil, and toss to combine.
  • 2
    Heat remaining oil in a large frying pan over high heat, cook tuna for 1 minute each side or until just browned, then thinly slice.
  • 3
    Heat a frying pan over medium-high heat, add sesame seeds and cook for 30 seconds or until they start to pop, add tamari and mirin and cook for 1 minute or until reduced by a third. Remove from heat, add noodles, tuna, pickled ginger and nori and toss gently to combine. Drizzle with oil and serve.
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