Japanese Beef & Soba Noodle Salad

Japanese Beef & Soba Noodle Salad

Beef Up Your Bowl

Light and tasty, this salad is a great option for lunch or dinner.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Serves: 4



600g beef rump, trimmed
1 tbsp miso paste
1 tbsp sunflower oil
3 tbsp mirin
270g soba noodles
1 bunch gai laan (chinese broccoli), 5cm lengths
2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
2 small carrots, halved, thinly sliced diagonally
1/2 bunch small pink radish, thinly sliced
2 tbsp tamari or soy sauce
1 tbsp maple syrup

To serve:
Pickled ginger
Cooked edamame beans, podded
Nori strips


Place beef on a plate, mix miso, oil and 1 tbsp. mirin in a small bowl to form a paste and spread all over beef.
Preheat a BBQ or fry pan to medium heat, cook beef for 3 minutes per side for medium rare. Rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing across the grain.
Bring a medium saucepan of water to the boil, cook soba for 2 minutes, add gai laan stems and cook for 30 seconds then add gai laan leaves and cook for another 30 seconds, drain and return to saucepan. Gently stir through sesame seeds, carrot, radish, tamari, maple syrup and 2 tbsp. mirin.
Serve noodles with pickled ginger, edamame, nori strips and top with sliced beef.
Sprinkle with extra sesame seeds if desired.

This recipe is also great with beef mince – simply fry up with the marinade ingredients in a pan

Thinking of trying something new this week?


Why not give a delicious Asian inspired beef bowl a go. Building a fresh and healthy bowl is easier than it looks, so try these five recipes for the perfect balance of protein, good carbs and fresh vegetables. With 70% of Aussies changing their diets between seasons, now is the perfect time to move away from those heavy winter dishes to a healthy alternative.

As a great source of lean protein, Australian Beef is the perfect option. These tasty recipes each feature quick cook cuts like beef mince, rump steak or beef strips, which all take less than 10 minutes to get melt-in-the mouth beef every time.

From a spicy Korean beef salad to Japanese glazed meatballs, these dishes not only taste amazing but are full of nutrients which help you feel energised and motivated. For additional recipe inspiration, visit www.australianbeef.com.au.