Soba noodles, a versatile ingredient that can be found in fast food stands, as well as the expensive prestigious places that specialize in this type of cuisine. So what really is soba, and how do they come together in the soba noodle soup? That is exactly what we will be exploring in this article.

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If you are already familiar with different types of noodles, you probably know that soba noodles are the opposite of udon noodles. There are two main differences between these types of noodles. Firstly, soba noodles are made from buckwheat flour, while udon noodles are made from wheat flour. Another stark difference is in the thickness of the noodle itself. Soba noodles are thinner compared to udon noodles.

But just knowing the facts alone won’t help us make a delicious meal, we also need a recipe and some guidance. Primarily we will be exploring how to make the soba noodle soup and what are some of the best practices you can incorporate today to make this delicious soup. Also, do not worry if you don’t have the soba noodle shop online, as we will include all the necessary links in this article on how you can acquire this product.

While you can serve soba noodles both in hot and cold form, we’re going to outline how to create a hot bowl of clear and tasty broth. This soba noodle soup is called Kake Soba and is a very popular food that you can take on the go or slowly enjoy it at home. Before you proceed with the preparations, please check the following needs of ingredients:

1)    300g of soba noodles

2)    800 – 1200ml of water (depends on your serving)

3)    A piece of dried kelp

4)    A small cup of katsuobushi (dried bonito flakes)

5)    1 Tbsp sake

6)    2 Tbsp soy sauce

7)    1 tsp salt 

8)    100g of seafood of choice (such as a shrimp)

9)    100g of spinach (preferably Japanese mustard spinach)

Have you prepared all the ingredients? Excellent, now we are ready to make soba noodle soup. As with our previous recipes, we are going to outline five simple steps that will take you less than 30 minutes to prepare. If you have prepared your timer, let’s jump into it.

Step 1) Soak the dry kelp into the water and start preparing other ingredients. Put the katsuboshi into the boiling pan and shower it with water. Once you have the desired amount of water, turn up the heat to medium and leave it for a few minutes.

Step 2) After a couple of minutes, take out the katsuboshi out the boiling pan and add the spices into the water. Salt, soy sauce, sake and other spices that come to mind order to know did you like can be added at this stage.

Step 3) Prepare the seafood of choice according to package instructions (for example bake the shrimps) and prepare the spinach by cutting it into 3cm pieces and add it to the mix.

Step 4) Start cooking the soba noodles in a separate boiling pan according to package instructions (our recommendation), and once finished dry them and rinse them in a quick cold shower.

Step 5) Add the dried kelp from the first step, as well as the soba noodles to the final mix. Enjoy!

This is probably the quickest and easiest recipe that you will find, without needing to rush to a soba noodle shop. There are a lot of different varieties of this recipe and we definitely encourage you to check your kitchen for spices or other various ingredients you can add to the mix. A little bit of tweaking here and there, and a couple of changes will make this recipe completely suited to your taste.

As we previously mentioned we are going to outfits you with all the necessary ingredients without you needing to go to a soba noodle shop. That being said if you’re feeling adventurous we definitely encourage you to try to make the noodles yourself. Making them yourself will not only be fun, but it will also make them tastier and you will come to appreciate the dish even more. However, if you’re busy like most of us click on the below link since we are going to provide you and you will find our best picks for this recipe.

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These carefully chosen noodles are not only organic and gluten-free but also come in a variety of products that will suit your daily needs. It is made from 100% buckwheat, which is high in protein, fiber, and magnesium. We even there to say that they may be better than what you can find in your average soba noodle shop.

With your dish ready and all ingredients stock up for future use, it is time to review on how to consume this delicious meal. It is socially acceptable to make a loud slurping sound when eating a hot serving as we outlined in the recipe above. You would use the chopsticks to carefully and slowly navigate the noodles to your mouth and then suck them in. 

While forwarding ingredients inside the broth, like the seafood and noodles, are consumed with chopsticks there is no water utensil that you can use for the broth itself. It is drunker directly from the bowl which makes it highly practical and eliminates unnecessary utensils and increases the speed in which you can consume the serving. It is also not considered rude if you leave a little bit broth in the bowl, as long as you consume most of the ingredients that were used for making.

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John Hashimoto
Born in Chiba, Japan, but raised in Austin, Texas, John is a very active promoter of Asian culture in the United States, particularly the rich Japanese culture, which he is very passionate about. He is here to guide you about the best products in the market and provide honest-to-goodness reviews and information about commercially available products in the market today. John is a Computer Science graduate from the University of Texas in Austin, but his passion for Japanese culture, particularly its food and unique culture that has taken over the international scene, is one of the things that excites him the most.

John will help you to assess Japanese products, especially when it comes to commercial Japanese food and how to find the authentic ones. His father once told him that he seems to have been born out of ramen, and as an adult, it really shows because John knows this dish like the back of his hand.