Black Bean Soup with Soba

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recipe by Octopus Publishing

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Give your lunch a quick and flavorsome makeover. This soup takes just minutes to prepare and is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Prepare the soup in advance and store it in the fridge until you’re ready to eat. Then just cook the noodles as needed and enjoy.

recipe updated Feb 5, 2020


  • Green onion icon
    Green onion
    x 6 (about 90g)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
  • Fresh chili icon
    Fresh chili
    x 1 (about 20g)
  • Ginger icon
    1 tbsp (about 5g)
  • Bok choy icon
    Bok choy
    x 1½ (about 200g)
  • Water icon
    as needed
  • Soba noodles icon
    Soba noodles
    ¾ cup (about 200g)
  • Vegetable oil icon
    Vegetable oil
    2 tbsp (about 30ml)
  • Black bean sauce icon
    Black bean sauce
    ½ cup (about 125g)
  • Vegetable stock icon
    Vegetable stock
    3⅛ cups (about 750ml)
  • Soy sauce icon
    Soy sauce
    2 tsp (about 10ml)
  • Caster sugar icon
    Caster sugar
    1 tsp (about 4g)
  • Peanuts icon
    5½ tbsp (about 50g)


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  • kCook icon Small bowl
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Step preview

  1. Add water to a clean large saucepan
  2. Boil - high heat
  3. Add soba noodles to the noodles
  4. Cook until tender and continue - 5 min
  5. Add vegetable oil to a clean saucepan
  6. Heat - medium heat
  7. Add green onion and garlic clove to the saucepan
  8. Fry gently - approx 1 min
  9. Add fresh chili, ginger, black bean sauce and vegetable stock to the soup
  10. Boil
  11. Add bok choy, soy sauce, caster sugar and peanuts to the soup
  12. Simmer gently - 4 min
  13. Drain noodles
  14. Rinse
  15. Transfer noodles to small bowl
  16. Ladle soup into small bowl
  17. Serve immediately
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