Soba (Hot)

Soba is made from buckwheat flour. Its history dates back from over 1000 years ago. This is one of the famous Japanese foods. It has many vitamins, protein, and dietary fiber, so it's very good for your health. There are two ways to eat soba: cold soba with sauce, or soba in hot soup. There are many hand made soba restaurants in Japan. We eat soba on New Years Eve (Toshikoshi Soba) in hopes of a long life, much like soba.

Yield: 2 servings
Time: 10 minutes


  • 2 bundles of soba noodles
  • 1/4 cup of green onion
  • 2 tsp Hondashi
  • 4 tsp soy sauce
  • 4 tsp mirin
  • 2 tsp sake
  • 1/2 tsp ginger (granted)
  1. Boil Soba noodles for 8 mins and strain. (Each soba has different boil time, so please follow the instructions on the package)
  2. Boil 3 cups of water, add hondashi
  3. Add soy sauce, mirin, sake and ginger
  4. Serve soba noodle in a bowl and add the soup
  5. Sprinkle green onions on the top on the noodles


  1. good and healthy

  2. i have to go to j town to buy soba

  3. Hi Mai!
    OMG. Gotcha!
    Quite by accident, am so happy to have found your blog. Jap food is addicting I believe because of the freshness & good quality of ingredients being used and, 2ndly bec. of the sugar in most dishes, something that I've learned to put less of when I prepare them. Thanks for your excellent blog whose format is simple, orderly, user-friendly & offers substitutes for non-availability of ingredients. I had no problem w/ them though when I was a resident of Germany for a very long time bec. they were everywhere in Duesseldorf & now in Manila, they're much easily available. My problem is identifying them esp/ if no English text exists. In this case your blog is very helpful.

    Are you a Japanese national?

    Again, many thanks.
    Am beginning to be an addict also of your blog.

  4. Thanks! Yes, I'm Japanese. I'm glad my blog is so helpful for you! I've been on vacation for the last week, but I will be posting new recipes soon! Enjoy!