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25 June 2015

How to visit the Soba-ya (Soba noodle restarurant)

 
The dinner in Soba restaurant (Soba-ya) is very chic and looks easy but very difficult to take. A lot of famous Novelist, artists or literature has each style to go to enjoy the Soba noodle restaurant. There are a lot of points of stylish person to visit the Soba-ya

Today I would like write about how to drink and eat at Sobaya.

 

How to enjoy the Soba noodle shop

The best time to visit the Soba-ya is the evening before sunset. At first, some side dishes will be ordered as Japanese omelet or braised canard. You also order Japanese Sake, chilled or warmed. The warmed Sake will be nice in winter season to make your body warm. If you feel cold under the well air-conditioned situation in the summer, you also like to order the warm; it depends on your style. After enjoying the side dishes, the next is the Soba noodle. Noodle with warm soup or chilled soba is basic style. Noodle with plain Dashi soup stock (かけ,かけそば) is served in bowl and Chilled Soba (もり) is served with dipping soy sauce based soup. If you have empty of the Tokkuri (徳利) Sake bottle, you should order additional for your waiting for Soba noodle.

The most important and difficult part in Soba-ya is eating chilled Soba noodle (もり). But it will be just two points. Hold five to ten noodles with your chopsticks and carefully dip into the soy sauce based soup. Then you should care to dip the tip of the noodles hold with chopsticks. The flesh wasabi will be served to enjoy your style. These flavour should be placed on the noodles, not be dipped into the soup. In Japanese, Taguru (たぐる meaning “pull in”) is sometime used to refer “to eat Soba noodle (そばをたべる).”

After pulling in the noodles, the Soba yu (蕎麦湯) which is the hot water used for boiling noodles will be served. Please add the Soba-yu into the soy sauce based soup. The flavour and taste will be matched with Sake.

 

What Soba is

Soba means Soba flour and Soba noodle in Japan. There are a lot of variations by locals or cities. In this article, I write just about the Tokyo Style.

There are several types of Soba noodle in Japan depending on the ratio of the flower and Soba powder. The noodle including 100 percent of the Soba flour (十割そば) called Ju-wari (じゅうわりin Tokyo) or To-wari (とわり).
 
 
served on the sieve もり (also called ざる)
 
Soba noodle in Dashi soup stock
 


Variation of Side dishes

In Soba-ya, they will serve typical dishes as Japanese omelet tasted with Dashi soup stock (だし巻: dashimaki,だし巻卵 -Tamago), Braised canard (鴨焼: Kamoyaki) etc. All dishes show how the quality of the basic soup stock or braise technique is in the restaurant. The soup stock, Soba powder and canard are also ingredient for just one bowl of Soba noodle served in the restaurant. They cook the various dishes from the very limited foodstuffs. The Soup stock, which is most important part of Soba noodle soup, will be used in the Dashimakitamago (Japanese Omelet). The Kamoyaki will be topped on the Soba noodle with Canard.

Japanese omelet(だしまき)
 
 
 
 

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