Monday, May 20, 2013
Buckwheat Noodles – Soba
Buckwheat noodles are usually made from buckwheat with a little bit of ordinary wheat as a binding agent. Buckwheat itself is not true wheat but more like a herb related to knotweed and sorrel. It has grain-like seeds which can be harvested many times a year. Buckwheat noodles are more complex than ordinary wheat noodles and contain many amino acids (protein).There are also pure buckwheat noodles available in some shops for people with gluten free diet.
I cook with soba noodles from time to time. I will post one recipe this week. Many of my soba dishes are not necessary true Japanese but they are easy and I hope you will find them tasty too.