Tororo Soba

The nagaimo, or long yam, is a rather unique ingredient and that is because it’s one of the few tubers that can be eaten raw. In fact, when used raw, the yam gives off this really slimy texture, called mucilage, and that’s why nagaimo is such a popular ingredient! It’s because this slime, which the Japanese call it tororo, has such a mild flavor that you can really shape its flavor profile in any way you want. Not peaked your interest yet? We promise it is worth the try. Besides, how do you say no to noodles? And in the summer, cold noodle dishes are really refreshing especially, so this tororo soba recipe is a perfect dish to make to keep you cool. Learn more about the fascinating nagaimo here.

Carlienne’s Tororo Soba

Materials

  • Pot
  • Strainer
  • Box Grater
  • Bowl
  • Peeler
  • Glove (optional as nagaimo may cause some itching)

Ingredients

  • Fresh Nagaimo
  • 1 Bundle of Soba Noodle
  • 1 Egg Yolk*
  • 1/4 cup Soba Tsuyu Dipping Sauce (amount is preference)
  • Green onions and seaweed for garnish

*We prefer to use pasteurized egg yolks, but consume raw eggs at your own will!

Guide

  1. Peel about 1 inch of skin off the nagaimo and grate on the smallest hole of your box grater straight into a bowl or container.
  2. Heat a pot of water to boil and cook your soba noodles according to package instructions.
  3. Cool soba noodles immediately with cold water and some ice then keep cool.
  4. Assemble your dish by placing soba noodles in your bowl or plate, pour tororo on top, place yolk on top of tororo, pour tsuyu dipping sauce, and garnish with seaweed and green onions.
  5. Enjoy your refreshing tororo soba noodle meal!
    • Pro Tip: This dish does not sit well, so enjoy immediately!
Cook soba noodles
Cook soba noodles
Peel a portion of the nagaimo
Peel a portion of the nagaimo
Grate the nagaimo to make tororo
Grate the nagaimo to make tororo
Assemble dish with soba noodles at the bottom
Assemble dish with soba noodles at the bottom
Pour tororo on top of noodles
Pour tororo on top of noodles
Place egg yolk on top of tororo
Place egg yolk on top of tororo
Add green onion garnishes
Add green onion garnishes
Pour tsuyu soba sauce
Pour tsuyu soba sauce
tororo soba
tororo soba
Detail: tororo texture
Detail: tororo texture

Try it with:

You can put tororo on rice which is called tororo gohan, or as a topping on any dish! Tororo is also used as a fluff-er filling for okonomiyaki.

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