Soba Noodles 101

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    Do you also keep hearing about the nutritional and delicious benefits of Japanese Soba noodles? In the following article, you’ll find everything you need to know about these yummy noodles.

    Soba is a type of thin, grayish Japanese noodles made from buckwheat flour. 

    Since these noodles are made from pure buckwheat flour, they can easily break down while boiling. This is why it is customary to mix wheat flour with buckwheat flour. In Japan, agricultural standards require noodles to contain at least 30% buckwheat flour to be named Soba, and the larger the amount of buckwheat flour, the more desirable and high-quality the noodles. 

    The noodle dough is spread out on a surface, rolled, and finally cut with a special knife. 

    In Japan, Soba noodles are served on a variety of occasions. They are cheap noodles that can be bought at a stall at the train station, but at the same time they are served in upscale restaurants. 

    In the markets, you can buy dried noodles that can be cooked at home, along with an easy-to-prepare sauce.

    Soba goes great with tempura vegetables, and a light soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and ginger.