Today my Mother, J.J. and I went to a Japanese restaurant that specializes in soba - thin noodles made from buckwheat flour. Noodles are served chilled with a dipping sauce (Mori soba) or as a soup (Kake soba) in steaming hot broth.
My Mother's cold soba (2 types) with tempura.
My hot soba soup with tempura.
J.J. had an oyster set and tried both cold and hot soup from our lunch.
There are several types of soba noodles available in most of the major supermarkets in the USA. J.J. and I prefer Cha Soba (green tea noodle) with subtle green tea flavor and color.
Soba noodles could be found both at fast food restaurants as well as elegant, fine-dining establishments. Those who consume soba do so for their delicious taste, but also for its health benefits including: low in calories, low in fat, high in fiber and full of minerals. For more on how soba noodle can be a healthy food choice go to: