Izumo Soba (Dried) 3 servings
Soba buckwheat noodles are one of the best known specialties of Shimane. The particular characteristics of Izumo Soba are the dark color and strength of both flavor and aroma, as the buckwheat seed, including the chaff, is used in the production of the soba flour. The texture of these noodles is quite robust so they do not get too soggy too quickly. Also, the more they are chewed, the tastier they get. The most popular ways of serving this soba is either as “Warigo Soba,” with the noodles first boiled and then cooled down to be eaten with a dashi stock and soy sauce based dipping sauce, or “Kamaage Soba,” whereby soba broth is poured over the just boiled soba noodles.