Soba noodles with broccoli, prawns and sweet soy dressing

  • serves 4
  • Easy

A great quick prawn noodle dish with a sweet soy dressing that tastes really fresh. Ketjap (kecap) manis is a thick, sweet soy sauce from Indonesia. It is far less salty than using soy and makes great dressings or dipping sauces. Major supermarkets stock it in the Asian section.



  • soba (buckwheat) noodles 200g
  • broccoli 200g, cut into small florets
  • large cooked prawns 100g
  • red pepper 1, cut into matchsticks
  • lime 1, cut into wedges


  • ketjap (kecap) manis 6 tbsp
  • red chilli 1 medium, seeded and chopped
  • garlic 1 clove, finely chopped
  • ginger 1 tbsp, finely chopped
  • limes 2, juiced


  • Step 1

    Boil the soba noodles for 5 minutes or until al dente. Drain and rinse in very cold water. Drain again and put in a large bowl. Blanch the broccoli in salted water until al dente. Drain, rinse in very cold water, drain thoroughly again and add to the noodles.

  • Step 2

    Combine the dressing ingredients in a small bowl. Pour over the noodles, add the prawns and peppers and mix well. Serve with lime wedges.