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How to Boil Soba



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Fresh Soba is highly perishable, please keep in fridge and enjoy within 24 hours after received.  


Fresh soba is highly perishable. Please keep uncooked noodles refrigerated when not in use. Under these conditions, uncooked, fresh noodles keep about 24 hours, after which the noodles will become brittle and may break or fall apart in the cooking water. 

Bring a very large pot of water to a rolling boil over high heat. Soba needs plenty of space to cook evenly without sticking. If you have more than 2 sets, we recommend cooking it in a different pot. 2 sets at a time for each pot since the noodles might stick together. 

Prepare a sieve over ice water for shocking the noodles. When the large pot of water is at a rolling boil, add the noodles into the boiling water and gently stir the noodles back and forth with chopsticks. Keep the flame on high heat and cook noodles for 1 minute in boiling water and immediately scoop up the noodles with a strainer. 

Run the noodles under cold running water, running fingers through it, to rinse off the starch and cool down the noodles.

Plunge the noodles in the sieve over ice water to chill and firm up the noodles. Lift the noodles out of the ice water with the sieve and pat the bottom of the sieve vigorously to push out excess water.


Soba noodles is traditionally served cold with a dipping sauce. Place chilled and drained noodles on a plate, add thinly sliced green onion and desired amount of wasabi to the dipping sauce. 


The starchy cooking water, called “soba yu” is added to the leftover dipping sauce to create a warm, rejuvenating broth to drink at the end of your meal.


Zaru Soba and Zaru Sauce: Enjoy as is chilled or warmed. Divide the broth into 2 bowls and enjoy with chilled noodles on the side, dipping style. The broth is condensed so little goes a long way. 

Kamonegi Soba: Please warm up the broth in a pot on stove top. After heated, portion them into two bowls, add duck breast on top of the broth after heating (do not heat the duck breast, duck meat balls are ok re-heated. no need to take them out). Enjoy dipping style.

Matsutake & Matsutake Sukiyaki Soba: Please warm up the broth in a pot on stove top. After heated, portion them into two bowls and enjoy with noodles on the side, dipping style.

For sukiyaki soba, add egg into each bowl before enjoying. 




そばをパラパラとほぐしながら入れる(強火) 温度が下がるので、蓋を閉めます。