Herbal Buckwheat Soba with Tahini Dipping Sauce

Cold soba noodle dipped in a flavorful sauce is a staple in Japan during the summer. Authentic soba is made from 100% buckwheat flour (the common store-bought ones are usually mixed with wheat flour), which is gluten-free, cooling and sweet in nature. It is known for its ability to circulate qi, clear heat, and resolve dampness. According to Chinesenutrition.org:

"Buckwheat is known to clean and strengthen the intestines while also improving appetite. It has been used effectively to treat dysentery and chronic diarrhea. A  bioflavonoid found in buckwheat (known as Rutin) can strengthen capillaries and blood vessels, inhibit hemorrhages, reduce blood pressure, and increase circulation of the hands and feet."

We boiled the noodle in our Better Than Coffee Tonic, and paired it with steamed yu choy, spring bamboo shoot, sesame, and a deliciously creamy dressing made from tahini, sesame oil, and shiso. We can't wait for you to try this easy recipe at home!

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Written by Five Seasons TCM
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