Can the Average Joe Make Decent Homemade Soba Noodles?


This post is humbly dedicated to my Japanese friend, Takami

DSC_1714_5759-2 Summer Soba Noodle Salad: cold soba noodles, green beans, fresh green onions and grilled chicken on a bed of fresh baby greens, garnished with strips of roasted nori.

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A Culinary Experiment: Making Soba Noodles

My partner and I are not professional cooks, but we do enjoy a fun culinary challenge. We’ve wanted to try making fresh homemade soba noodles since we came across a recipe for them in our pasta-making cookbook. Soba (そば or 蕎麦?) is the Japanese name for buckwheat. It is synonymous with a type of thin noodle made from buckwheat flour. Soba noodles are served either chilled with a dipping sauce, or in hot broth as a noodle soup (Wikipedia).

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