Green tea soba noodles with spicy shrimps and shiitake

Bring the Orient into your home with this recipe for green tea soba noodles with spicy shrimps and shiitake. This dish goes very nicely with spicy Chinese green tea. Do you want to complete the look? Then you absolutely need a cast iron Asian teapot to serve the Chinese tea with. Enjoy your Oriental dinner!

Ingredients (4 servings):

• 280 gr green tea soba noodles

• 12 tiger shrimps

• 150 gr shiitake mushrooms

• 100 gr enoki mushrooms

• 3 red peppers

• 2 teaspoons chili flakes

• Juice from half a lime

• 3 cloves of garlic

• 4 spring onions

• 1 table spoon sesame seeds

• Fresh ginger (about 8-10 slices to taste)

• 2 tea spoons sunflower oil

• 1 tea spoon sesame oil

• 8 gr loose Chinese tea



  1. Cook the noodles (follow the instructions on the packet). Drain the noodles and run under cold water, this way the noodles don’t stick together.
  2. Slice the red peppers and spring onions into thin slices. Peel the garlic and chop finely. Peel the ginger and slice into 8-10 thin slices. 
  3. Place a large frying pan on medium heat and heat the sunflower oil.  Add the garlic, 2 of the sliced red peppers, 6 ginger slices (to taste), the sesame oil and 1 tea spoon chili flakes. Cook well for 1 minute.
  4. Add the shiitake mushrooms, the enoki mushrooms and the tiger shrimps and cook well for 2-3 minutes. Make sure the shrimps are a soft pink/orange colour. Then remove from heat.
  5. Divide the noodles over four bowls and add the mushrooms and tiger shrimps.
  6. Scatter the spring onions and sesame seeds over the food and divide the lime juice over the plates. 


Spicy Chinese tea

Serve your noodles with spicy Chinese tea to enhance the flavours! Place a pan on medium heat and boil 1 litre of water. Add the loose Chinese tea, one tea spoon of chili flakes, the rest of the ginger and red pepper to taste and boil for 2 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat source. Steep for about 8 minutes. Then strain the tea and divide the tea over four tea bowls.


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