I was going to call these “feel-better soba bowls” or something like that but honestly I love stuff like this all the time.
Interestingly, I made these for Jay last week when he had the flu and he decided he didn’t like them AT ALL. Because they were too lemony. So, they didn’t make anyone feel better because I felt fine. We laughed that I tried this and was like “mmmmmmm so lemony!!!” and he was like “hmmmm. lemony.” Same concept, different perspective.
My point is this: These are Asian-style bowls with a garlic/ginger/lemon broth. If you don’t like those things this might not be for you. But if you do….heaven. The other benefit here is that we add zero fat to the dish but get huge flavor from the broth, veg from the…veg, and great texture from the soba, which is a hugely underrated noodle in my opinion. It has such a great toothy texture that almost takes the place of meat. Almost.
I used a chicken broth here because I like the flavor, but this would be fully vegan (soba is vegan, yes? no clue.) if you used vegetable broth!