In a small bowl, add in the enzyme sauce ingredients and mix well. Set aside.
Step 2 – Cook the soba noodles
Boil water in a pot. Add in the soba noodles.
Once cooked, remove the noodles from the water and set aside.
#Tip: to prevent the noodles from being overcooked, rinse them with cold water to stop the cooking when removed from the hot water.
Step 3 – Braise the vegetables
In a frying pan, add the sesame oil, vegetables, salt, pepper and sugar. Stir fry for 2 minutes till the fragrance releases. Add in the soya sauce and stir.
Add 150ml water to the pan and cover it with a lid. Reduce the heat and braise the vegetables for 5 minutes. If the vegetables are still hard, add in more water and braise them for another 3 minutes until they have softened.
Once the vegetables are cooked, put them on a plate and set aside.
Step 4 – Pan fry the dumplings
In a frying pan, heat up 1 tbsp oil and add in the dumplings.
Pan fry the dumplings for 1 minute on each side. Add 2 tbsp water and cover the pan with the lid.
Let the dumplings cook for 2 minutes then flip them to the other side until browned. Place them on a plate and set aside.
Step 5 – Assemble the dish
In 1 serving bowl, add in 1 tsp olive oil, 5g sesame seeds and 3 tbsp braising sauce. Give it a good mix.
Pour the mixture over the cooked soba noodles and give it a good mix. #Tip: this gives the noodles some flavour and prevents them from clumping together!
Arrange the dumplings, braised vegetables and pea shoots on the noodles.
Drizzle the enzyme sauce over the dumplings and noodles. Garnish with the remaining sesame seeds and serve immediately.