Japanese Food 100 – #23 Buckwheat Noodle

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Buckwheat Noodle, Soba in Japanese, is thin noodle made from buckwheat flour.
Soba noodles are served either chilled with a dipping source or in hot broth as a noodle soup.

Soba noodles are served in a variety of settings:
they are a popular inexpensive fast food at railway stations throughout Japan, but are also served by expensive specialty restaurants.

In general, noodle is made by 100% of buckwheat flour, which is call “Jyuwari-soba” or “Towari-soba” and made by 80% of buckwheat flour and 20% of wheat flour, which is called “Nihachi-soba”.

At specialized buckwheat noodle restaurants, they serve other buckwheat dishes such as “Sobagaki”(buckwheat dumpling), “Soba-zushi” (sushiroll made by buckwheat) and so on.
There are Shochu, which is made from buckwheat, called “Soba-jyotyu”.

You may found “Chuka-Soba”, which is not buckwheat noodle. “Chuka-Soba” is similar noodle dish to ramen.