Japanese beef and soba bowl for dinner tonight


  • Prep Time5 mins
  • Total Time10 mins
  • Makes4 Servings
Japanese beef and soba bowl for dinner tonight

Japanese beef and soba bowl recipe Photo by Roberto Caruso

Chatelaine Triple Tested

Wow everyone's taste buds with this triple-tested beefy noodle bowl recipe. Add a bottle of a chilled, fruity gamay to round out this Asian-inspired meal.


  • 3 bundles soba noodles, about 1 in. each, about 300 g

  • 1 carrot, peeled and julienned

  • 2 cups no-salt beef broth

  • 1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar

  • 2 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce

  • 4 tsp honey

  • 250 g strip loin steak, very thinly sliced

  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced

  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add noodles and carrot and cook until noodles are al dente, about 3 min. Drain and rinse very well. Return noodle mixture to same pot.

  • Combine broth, vinegar, soy and honey in a saucepan over medium-high. Bring to a boil and continue boiling for 2 min. Add steak and stir until just cooked through, 1 to 2 min. Remove from heat. Combine with noodles and green onions. Distribute among 4 large bowls. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Noodles are best at room temperature.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 443, Protein 28g, Carbohydrates 72g, Fat 7g, Fibre 4g, Sodium 1092mg.

Wine Pairings

Japanese beef and soba bowl for dinner tonight

Beefy noodle bowl, Pair it with: A fruity gamay. Ontario gamay comes into its own in this unoaked red with ripe raspberries and a hint of spice. The acidity and soft tannins are a nice foil for the recipe's Asian influences. Serve slightly chilled. Our pick: 13th Street Gamay Noir, Ontario, $20.