Pork and leek soba

In America, maybe almost people are having a Halloween party tonight o already did this weekend.  Despite this, I was too busy to have time for party because I moved to a new room this weekend.

 Do you know "Hikkoshi-soba"?  Soba means close in Japanese and looks long so in the past, people who moved to new house gave soba to neighbor and landlord to appreciate ongoing the help, support and relationship and tell the happiness to be close from now on.

Of course it's only Japanese culture so I didn't give soba to neighbor but still I wanted to feel like having hikkoshi-soba that's why I made not halloween food but soba!

Pork and leek soba (2 serves)
  • soba for 2 people
  • 1/3 pound of thin sliced pork
  • 1/3 leek
  • 10 pieces of shiitake mushroom
  • 1 Tbs of sesame oil
  • 2 Tbs of ground daikon radish 
  • 800 cc of dashi (☆)
  • 2 Tbs of mirin (☆)
  • 2 Tbs of soy sauce (☆)

1,  Cut leek into thin sticks and pork into easy-bite sizes.  Heat a pan and sesame oil and stir-fry until pork's color become light brown and leek become pliant.

2,  Cut shiitake mushroom into thin slices then boil until soft.

3,  Boil a lot of hot water and boil soba for the time package says.  If it starts boiling over, you can add about 1/4 cup of water to stop it.

4,  Put boiled soba up to a colander and make it cool down with cold water.

5,  Put  (☆) in a pan and heat until hot.

6,  Put soba in a bowl and put stir-fried pork and leek, shiitake mushroom and daikon radish then pour soup.  Add Japanese red pepper powder if you would like.

I really enjoyed this soba hoping my good luck in this room.

By the way, maybe already you know but a devastating hurricane is arriving in Boston.  I hope nothing will happen tomorrow.  Take care!!

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