One of my childhood memories is of my Mom making soba and cucumber soup. It was delicate, simple and hearty. She would pour chicken broth into the pot, add the soba noodles, cut up the cucumbers and stir it all together. Yummy.
After a bad week at work, I was in need of some major comfort. But, no cucumbers or chicken broth in the pantry!
No worries, Epicurean Cutie always improvises.
I cut up napa cabbage, silken tofu and added them to a pot of water with soba in it already. After bringing it all to a boil, the soup was ready. Just add some soy sauce, hot sesame oil and white pepper to taste, and voila!! Dinner is served.