Soba and Red Cabbage Stir Fry
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Crunchy Soba Noodle and Red Cabbage Stir Fry

This quick and easy vegetarian stir fry is packed with nutrition and wonderful crunch thanks to the red cabbage and soba noodles.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Asian
Keyword: red cabbage stir fry, soba noodle stir fry
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 338kcal
Author: Kate


Soba Noodle and Red Cabbage Stir Fry

  • 3 bundles uncooked soba noodles (9 oz)
  • water for cooking soba noodles , according to package instructions
  • 1/2 small red cabbage , chopped / sliced
  • 2-3 small carrots , peeled and julienned (or thinly sliced)
  • 1 yellow onion , thinly sliced
  • 4 tablespoons toasted sesame oil , divided
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds

Stir Fry Sauce

  • 1/4 cup oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce (see notes below)
  • 2 tablespoons water (see notes below)
  • 3 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1 inch piece ginger peeled and grated
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 small thai chili pepper, finely diced (or about 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes)


  • Cook soba noodles according to package (typically 3-5 minutes). Drain and rinse in cold water. Set aside.
  • Prepare the sauce: Add all the sauce ingredients to a medium bowl and mix well. If your honey is very thick, microwave it for a few seconds to thin it out so it mixes better.
  • In a large wok or a large skillet with high sides, heat up 2 tablespoons of sesame oil. Add the sliced onion, and stir fry for about 3 minutes over high heat, or until the onion starts to brown. Add the sliced cabbage, julienned carrot, and the remaining sesame oil and stir fry for about 3 minutes, or until desired done-ness of cabbage. I wanted to leave the cabbage and the carrots crunchy for a bit of texture, so 3 minutes over high heat was enough.
  • Add about half of the stir fry sauce and stir fry for 1 minute, coating the cabbage mixture in sauce.
  • Add the cooked soba noodles and the remainder of the sauce. Stir fry for about 2 minutes, or until the sauce fully coats the noodles, the cabbage and the noodles are well mixed, and the noodles are warmed through.
    Serve warm with a sprinkle of sesame seeds.


You can toast the sesame seeds in a skillet for a few minutes (no oil needed) to bring out their tasty aroma.


Calories: 338kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1170mg | Potassium: 224mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 2mg