For a light but nourishing breakfast, Food & Wine’s Kay Chun likes making a savory dashi broth, which she eats with soba noodles and Japanese soft-cooked eggs called onsen.Slideshow:More Noodle Recipes
1 1/2 ounces kombu (two 12-by- 1-inch pieces)
1 tablespoon instant dashi
8 ounces soba noodles
4 large eggs
6 ounces daikon, peeled and finely grated
Thinly sliced roasted, salted nori, for garnish
How to Make It
In a medium saucepan, combine the kombu with 8 cups of water and bring to a simmer. Stir in the instant dashi and remove the pan from the heat; let stand for 30 minutes. Strain the broth through a fine-mesh sieve set over a large bowl; discard the solids or reserve for another use. Return the broth to the saucepan, season with salt and bring to a simmer. Add the noodles and cook until al dente. Divide the noodles and broth among 4 bowls.
Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan of simmering water, break each egg into a small bowl and gently pour into the simmering water. Cook until the whites are just firm and the yolks are still runny, 2 to 3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the eggs to a paper towel–lined plate and let drain briefly. Top each bowl of noodles with an egg. Spoon a tablespoon of daikon next to each egg, then garnish with nori. Serve with the remaining daikon on the side.
The broth can be refrigerated for 2 days.
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