The first time that I tried a cold noodle salad, I was working at a Japanese restaurant. The concept of having a cold noodle salad on a hot day blew my mind, and from that point forward, I knew I had to create a recipe of my own. I love to make this one and it’s great because the ingredients really shine and you can adapt the recipe to fit whatever you have on hand.
I do recommend using raw shiitakes, as they act like a sponge to soak up all of the flavor from the delicious Kissed by Binchotan salad dressing.
– Chef Pato
Cook Soba noodles according to package directions. Rinse with cold water, drain well and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl combine all the salad ingredients, but the bok choy, cilantro leaves and toasted sesame seeds.
Add the dressing and toss to combine well all ingredients. Serve with bok choy on side and top with sesame seeds and cilantro leaves.