Soba, Zoba, Zopa, or whatever the f*ck they call it

“This is the lasta tima I do this shit.”

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Soba with Mushroom creamy sauce

Do you remember when you were a kid and your mother use to cook those steaks with Parmalat’s mushroom cream for you? Do you? Do you? With that shinny spaghetti with butter? I don’t. Mom never gave me that pleasure. But I do remember Benfica’s shirt with the Parmalat logo on it.

Soba is kind of a japanese traditional “spaghetti”. Although this one is not like the italian traditional pasta, which is normally made with wheat. This one is made of buckwheat. The word soba itself means buckwheat, according to Son Goku’s mother language. There are a lot of brands out there selling soba made solely with buckwheat and water, but keep an eye on it – gluten free fellas -, some varieties may also contain regular wheat flour.

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Mushroom creamy sauce:

6 Mushrooms (whatever variety you prefer)

⅓ Cup of Cashews

5 Dates

2 Tablespoons of Miso paste

1,5 Cup of Warm Water

Marinated Mushrooms:

2 Mushrooms (whatever variety makes you happy)

Handful of dried mushrooms (shiitake variety or other)

1 Tablespoon of Tamari sauce

1 Tablespoon of Sesame oil

600 gr of Soba

1 Red Onion

1 Garlic clove

1 Bunch of Coriander


Marinated Mushrooms:
  • Grab your dried mushrooms and put it in hot water, to hydrate;
  • Grab the two mushrooms, clean it and cut it in thin slices;
  • Throw the sliced mushrooms into a bowl and add in the tamari and sesame oil;


  • Go check the dried mushrooms. Are they still dry? So? They’re looking fluffier han big boy? So throw it all to that bowl;
  • Mix the all sh*t and keep it somewhere;


Mushroom creamy sauce:
  • Do you see the ingredient list where it says “mushroom creamy sauce”? Do you copy that? So grab the whole sh*t and brutalize it all in the blender! What? Still don’t have a f*ck*n blender? Keep looking and don’t dig…;


The rest of the scene:
  • Now that you have more or less everything on wheels, let’s get busy;
  • Boil some water in a pot;
  • Now, cut me that red onion and the garlic in nice thin slices;
  • And just chop the coriander, by the way; 
  • Heat up your wok and smack on of those mushrooms that makes you laugh;
  • Throw in the onion and garlic and fry that sh*t up;


  • If it starts sticking, add a tablespoon of water or so, there is no need to use fat in here;


  • If your water is boiling, throw in the soba and let it cook for 5 minutes;
  • When your thing is fried, pour in the mushroom creamy sauce into the wok. Clean the blender with a spatula to do not have any waste. BTW, in portuguese we call a spatula a salazar, which is our old good dictator’s name… don’t ask me…;
  • Drain the soba and throw it in the wok. Mix the stuff;


  • Serve in 4 big ass bowls, with the marinated mushrooms and chopped coriander on the top;


Yes, I know I don’t have coriander on mine.

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Caloric Breakdown:

Azul – 75% Carbs

Vermelho – 11% Fat

Verde – 14% Protein

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