so·​ba | \ ˈsō-bə How to pronounce soba (audio) \

Definition of soba

: a Japanese noodle made from buckwheat flour

Examples of soba in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The latter is a tasty creation of soba noodles cooked on a flat top. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Van Aken Market Hall restaurants: Dining guide," 1 Sep. 2020 Osechi spreads and even New Year’s soba haven’t quite reached sushi-level popularity, after all. Charles Passy, WSJ, "New Year’s Resolution: Celebrate With a Japanese Feast," 29 Dec. 2018 While the soba cooks, heat the skillet, then fry the eggs while tossing the noodles with the miso butter., "SOBA WITH MISO BUTTER AND ASPARAGUS," 11 Sep. 2019 Cook soba noodles according to the package, strain and run cold water over the noodles. Rebecca White, Dallas News, "Too hot to cook? This cold sesame soba dish and harissa shrimp salad are our go-to summer dinners," 10 July 2019 The dough is delicate and slightly brittle, similar to Japanese soba noodles in texture and color, and it's most often used to make orecchiette, one of the region's traditional shapes. Stacy Adimando, Saveur, "5 Unsung Pasta Classics Every Carb Lover Should Try," 9 Oct. 2017 The broth, made from either beef, pork, or fish bones, is cooked in enormous pots, while the noodles (udon or soba) bubble away in another. Adam Rosenbaum,, "Eating and drinking my way through Japan," 11 June 2019 The earthy buckwheat in the soba noodles is a perfect foil for the intensity of the dressing. oregonlive, "Super Bowl 2020 food: 19 hearty salads to round out your party menu," 30 Jan. 2020 Current Residency: Boston, MA Occupation: Chef/Owner, Fox & the Knife Akunowicz made it to the top 5 in her season of Top Chef, eliminated for her dish of soba noodles in mushroom dashi broth with wagyu beef and pickled mushrooms. Dave Quinn,, "Top Chef Season 17: Meet the All Star Chefs Back on the Bravo Show," 12 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of soba

circa 1896, in the meaning defined above

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11 Sep 2020

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“Soba.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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