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Beef Tataki Soba

Chef Mutsuko Soma's Beef Tataki Soba
PREP TIME
5h 20 min
YIELDS
4 servings

This is a one-of-a-kind Beef Tataki Soba! A Japanese cold noodle dish, served with chilled broth, horseradish aioli, zaru sauce and varied toppings — sings goodness in every loving, savory spoonful.

Courtesy of Chef Mutsuko Soma of Kamonegi in Seattle, Washington.

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Ingredients

Soba Noodles

soba noodles

Horseradish Aioli

1
egg
1 ½
cups (343 mL) oil
2
tbsp (30 mL) rice wine vinegar
1
tsp (2 mL) salt
2
garlic cloves
2
tbsp (30 mL) cream of horseradish

Zaru Sauce

4
cups (1 L) water
4
ounce (113.4 g) dried Bonito flakes
½
cup (125 mL) soy sauce
2
tbsp (30 mL) mirin (rice wine)
2
tbsp (30 mL) sugar
2
dried shiitake pieces
1
piece kombu kelp

Terres Major Beef

Terres Major beef

Assembly and Garnish

Shiso leaf
Lemon wedge
Cucumber
Radish
Daikon sprout
Grated horseradish
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Directions

Step 1

Follow instructions on the soba noodle package to cook noodles. Boil and once cooked, shake noodles in ice or cold water to cool (quick in and out) then drain. Set aside.

Step 2

Combine egg, rice wine vinegar, salt, garlic cloves and cream of horseradish.

Step 3

Mix lightly with a hand-held blender then slowly add in oil to emulsify while blending. Refrigerate & set aside.

Step 4

Stir together 4 cups (1 L) of water, dried bonito flakes, soy sauce, mirin, sugar, and dried shiitake in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, then slowly bring to a simmer. Simmer for approximately 5 minutes or until flavours meld to your liking.

Step 5

Remove from heat and add 1 piece of kombu kelp. Let stand for 10 minutes, then pour mixture through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a bowl. Discard solids. Cool at room temperature for 30 minutes, then cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to 3 days. Reserve for later.

Step 6

Pan sear the whole cut of beef with soybean oil on high heat for 1 minute on each side. Let beef chill for 1 hour then slice into thin pieces.

Step 7

Set chilled soba noodles into a shallow bowl and place slices of beef atop noodles. Add 4 dots of horseradish aioli and dress with shiso leaf, daikon sprout and cucumber.

Step 8

Pour 3 oz of Zaru sauce onto noodles and garnish with sliced radish, lemon wedge and grated horseradish, then serve!

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