Soba Noodles with Spicy Lemongrass Broth

March 15, 2013

It’s no secret that I love a big bowl of noodles or a big bowl of veggies, so combining the two is just double happiness for me. I also have an adoration for Thai inspired meals. Who knew it was so simple to make at home? This soba noodle with spicy lemongrass broth recipe is perfect any time of year – full of flavor, ginger and chili. You can have it as lunch, dinner or as a starter and it will probably also cure your cold …

The great thing about this dish is you can add any type of green or vegetable that you like, it goes with just about anything. Simply add all the fresh ingredients together and let the flavors meld – and you have yourself a delicious noodle bowl.

Well, that is all for today. Wising you all a very happy weekend! Now if I could only find some tropical weather…


Soba Noodles with Spicy Lemongrass Broth

Vegan & Gluten-free

Serves 2-3


  • 6 cups water
  • 2 red chillies (seeded)
  • 2 inch piece of ginger (roughly chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 Tbsp. black peppercorn
  • 2-3 lemongrass stalks (chopped)
  • juice of 1 lime
  • buckwheat soba noodles, or any desired noodle
  • broccoli
  • sugarsnap peas
  • bean sprouts
  • basil
  • sesame seeds


  1. Place water, chili, ginger, garlic, peppercorns, lemongrass and lime juice in a large pot and boil for 30 minutes. Strain.
  2.  Place the strained broth back on the stove in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add noodles and vegetables of your choice. Cook for about 7 minutes or until the vegetables are the desired tenderness and the noddles are cooked. Serve warm and enjoy.

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  • Ash

    Yum– will definitely be trying this soon :)
    I almost skipped this one because I’m trying grain-free for a while; I had no idea buckwheat wasn’t a grain! Thanks for the info :)

    • Katie

      Hi Ash, you’re very welcome! It’s crazy to think that buckwheat is in fact a seed. The word “wheat” in “buckwheat” often makes people think that it is a type of wheat. Buckwheat is also confused with being a grain because of the grain-like way they are cooked and used. You’ll have to let me know if you give buckwheat or this recipe a try. Enjoy :)

  • I make a yummy “faux pho” and would love to adapt the broth to this spicy lemongrass broth! YUM!

    • Katie

      Oh yum! You definitely should adapt it if you care for spicy food – we love it in our house :) Your faux pho sounds very interesting.. what type of noodles to you use?

  • Chef Ken

    The broth is delicious! Those who are avoiding wheat may want to use a different type of noodle (Korean Sweet Potato Noodles or Japanese Shirataki Noodles are two alternatives.) Many producers of Soba noodles add flour to their noodles, so read the ingredients. Eden makes 100% Buckwheat Noodles (if you can find them:)

  • I love asian soups and this thai style broth recipe seems wonderful. I definitely have to try it!

    P.S. No worries, but just for your personal information.(