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Oct 17, 2009 05:03 PM

Leftover soba noodles

Plain, cooked in unsalted water; how long can I hold them in the fridge?

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  1. at least several days - you might even get a week out of them. they'll keep best in a tightly sealed glass container.

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    1. re: goodhealthgourmet

      Great! Thanks much. I just cooked them for the first time, and even just the one "portion" (a single band) was too much for me at one meal.

    2. I often keep leftover noodles in a zip-loc plastic baggie. It tends to last around 5 days.

      1. Dress them with your gu and they'll keep even longer.

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        1. you can keep them 3 or 4 days but they will loose the mouth feel that you want from Soba. With left over soba, instead of the dipping sauce, I go for dashi stock. I make a noodle soup and it really is fantastic.

          Had this tonight but used somen instead of soba.

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          1. re: Soup

            That's a great suggestion. With the cooler weather, I've been turning more to quickly made soups to recycle my leftovers. :)

          2. I'm finding that leftover noodles is the Philosopher's Stone of the refrigerator. Not only is a quickie yakisoba possible using other leftover ingredients, and all the other possibilities mentioned so far, but... my fave is something I was served in a "snack" pub by a food-loving and totally lovable "mamasan": Cold somen (I've used soba too) mixed with a blend of drained canned tuna and mayonnaise, flavored with a little sesame oil and topped off with chopped green onions. You can make it in about 1 minute, and kids love it.