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n. A Japanese buckwheat noodle


is the Japanese name for buckwheat. It usually refers to thin noodles made from buckwheat flour, or buckwheat and wheat flours (Nagano soba). They contrast to thick wheat noodles, called udon. In Japan, the word can refer to any thin noodle. Soba noodles are served either chilled with a dipping sauce, or in hot broth as a noodle soup.

In Japan, soba noodles are served in a variety of settings: they are a popular inexpensive fast food at railway stations throughout Japan, but are also served by expensive specialty restaurants. Markets sell dried noodles and men-tsuyu, or instant noodle broth, to make home preparation easy. There are a wide variety of dishes, both hot for winter and cold for summer, using these noodles.

Soba is a good nutritional addition to a diet reliant on white rice and wheat flour. Thiamine, missing from white rice, is present in soba and eating thiamine (vitamin B1) prevents the disease beriberi. It contains lysine, which is lacking in wheat flour. Soba contains all eight essential amino acids. The tradition of eating soba arose in the Edo period.

Soba (city)

Soba is the former capital of the medieval Nubian kingdom of Alodia. E. A. Wallis Budge identified it with a group of ruins on the Blue Nile from Khartoum, where there are remains of a Meroitic temple that had been converted into a Christian church. This would place Soba in the modern-day Sudanese state of Al Jazirah.

Ibn Selim el-Aswani described the city as large and wealthy, but he probably never visited it and modern archaeological investigations show it to have been a moderate centre. Built mainly of red brick, the abandoned city was plundered for building material when Khartoum was founded in 1821.

Soba (disambiguation)

A Soba is Japanese buckwheat noodle.

Soba or SOBA may also refer to:

Soba (film)

Soba is a 2004 independent drama/ crime film and the directional debut from Mexican filmmaker Alan Coton, who also wrote the script. It stars newcomer Claudia Soberón and Dagoberto Gama.

Usage examples of "soba".

Because they're pregnant by other chiefs, they aren't bound to Soba and can't be right now.

The Soba tribe was picking up morning entries into the temple and hauling them off for treatment, and it seemed that the worst was over.

They were going to make it, and if they weren't going to revolutionize the world, at least the Soba and Oona tribes would be abk develop a freer and easier life, which would also establish a good base when and if Master System was even vanquished.

Eventually Soba and the others would make their getaway, far easier than the entry, and runners would be sent to Oona tribe to fetch the children and spread the word.

She paid only the most minimal attention to the work her hands were doing, cooking the soba, the buckwheat noodles, preparing the soy-based sauce in small porcelain cups, pouring the rest into a tiny matching pitcher, setting out the green horseradish and chopped cucumber on a saucerlike plate.

The soba, when done, was lifted in tiny portions into rectangular stacking trays of black lacquer.

While others spent their lunch hours over soba and Suntory Scotch, Ishii used that time to give his physical self a workout.

She understands why yaki soba noodles in a plastic UFO-shaped container from Japan are intrinsically glorious.