Soba noodles for the win!

18 October, 2019

While Soba noodles won’t help you out if you’ve had too many wines (not to be confused with the spelling sober) they are delightfully delicious we’re here to give you the lowdown on these squiggly, scrumptious noods. Soba noodles are made from buckwheat flour and the word Soba literally means buckwheat in Japanese. These versatile noodles are high in fibre and magnesium and low in cholesterol making them a great healthy alternative compared to other pastas.

With a distinctive nutty and somewhat earthy flavour to them, Soba noodles can be eaten hot or cold so you can add them to soups and salads to bulk your dish up for maximum hunger busting! There are a few different ways in which to eat Soba noodles, here are a few of our favourites!

Mori/Zaru Soba
Perhaps the most basic type of Soba dish, these noodles are served cold with a side of yummy dipping sauce called tsuyu which is made up of water, stock and mirin (Japanese sweet rice wine) . The only difference between Mori & Zaru Soba is that Zaru has a garnish of nori on the top where as Zaru is served as is.

Tsukimi Soba
This delicious soba dish is served hot as a soupy concoction. Some ingredients you might find in this dish are tofu and nori in a clear soothing broth. The word Tsukimi means ‘mood watching’ in Japanese, and the raw egg served on top of this dish is said to represent the moon.

Tempura Soba
This dish is sure to fill you up and can be served either hot or cold. As the name suggests, pieces of Tempura (deep fried veggies or meat) are served either on top of the Soba noodles or beside in little dishes and the noodles themselves can either be eaten as is, or in a soupy broth. And, did you know, in Japan it actually is considered polite to slurp your noodles loudly as it is seen as a compliment to the chef! Try some Soba noodles over at Akira Sushi and get slurpin’!