12 oz. buckwheat (soba) noodles
1 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 cup diced cooked chicken meat (optional)
5 scallions, sliced
5 garlic cloves, finely minced
2 fresh red chiles, sliced
2 tbsp light soy sauce
2 tbsp. regular soy sauce
5 tbsp. Chinkiang (brown) vinegar
1 1/2 tbsp. sugar
2 tbsp. chile oil
Fresh cilantro for garnish
1. Bring a medium pot of water to a boil and add the noodles. Cook over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until noodles are just done.
2. Pour noodles into a strainer and toss with 1 tbsp. of vegetable oil (this will prevent the noodles from sticking together).
3. Place the noodles into a bowl and toss with all the remaining ingredients.
4. Serve immediately at room temperature garnished with fresh cilantro, or can also be served cold.