SOBA ike-men (noodle arrangement)

Soba : Japanese buckwheat noodles made of pure buckwheat, buckwheat and wheat, or wheat and tea for matcha soba. Do not confuse with *chuka soba* and *yaki soba* which are ramen (Chinese style noodles).

More about noodle types :
Guided tour of my soba closet

home-made soba

Classics :

Old style soba lunch

Ikura tororo soba – fishy, creamy, chewy

Iwashi soba . Sardine soba-soup

Toshikiri-soba is Japanese New-Year kiss

Okinawan soba

Many variations :

hot salad pasta

soba cube

Crosses en goma-ae et soba

hatcho-miso soba

The “I am cold” Miso Soup

Soba chic sauce

Basil’n peas…

Zaru soba variation

with tomato tsuyu (zaru soba)

Instant ketchup for soba

Dry soba for rainy season

Matcha soba and rei-shabu

matcha soba bok choy

Soba and fragrant tofu

Soba and Five Fragrances

clams around the plate

Soba Mediterraneen (cheese gratin)

Instant ketchup for soba

Take soba buckwheat noodles, boiled and cooled.

Instant ketchup : tomato passata (unflavored), a good amount of balsamico vinegar, a little soy sauce. Ice cubes to refresh.
I don’t really like bottled ketchup, too sweet, the taste… so I eat only my version. In Summer, have lots of cooked tomato. It’s one of the best source of lycopene, that protects the skin under the sun.

Toppings are green negi leeks, green (medium hot) chili peppers, fried tofu, fava beans, sesame seeds.

Very easy to eat on a super-hot day. And that’s a rich meal :

(double serving of soba)
Cal : 718.5 F20.4g C106.7g P33.6g