Japanese beef and soba bowl for dinner tonight



5 min


10 min


4 Servings

Japanese beef and soba bowl for dinner tonight

Japanese beef and soba bowl recipe Photo by Roberto Caruso

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
  • 28 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 72 g,
  • Fat
  • 7 g,
  • Fibre
  • 4 g,
  • Sodium
  • 1092 mg.
Wine Pairings

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.