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

Definition of soba

: a Japanese noodle made from buckwheat flour

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Chua said that in Japan, the words soba and noodles are often used interchangeably. Janelle Bitker,, "World’s first Michelin-starred ramen restaurant Tsuta to open San Francisco location," 22 Aug. 2019 As the sun set in Kalandula, the village soba greeted Wanda in his khaki uniform. USA Today, "Were Wanda Tucker’s ancestors America’s first slaves? A difficult search for answers in far-away Angola," 22 Aug. 2019 If fresh ramen isn't available, frozen cooked udon and soba noodles will do the trick too. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appétit, "Salad Ramen Is the Only Dinner We Want When the Temp Gets Above 80 Degrees," 12 July 2019 Third place went to Gourmet Guy Café with his exotic menu of Hawaiian jerk pork sliders and ahi tuna with soba noodles. Linda Gandee/special To,, "Old Carolina Barbecue takes first place at Rocky River’s 15th annual Taste of River," 15 July 2019 Place the soba noodles into a large bowl. Pour the soy sauce mixture 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 Bones, meanwhile, is known for its noodles — ramen, soba, udon — and steamed buns stuffed with things like pork belly, duck confit and softshell crab. Josie Sexton, The Denver Post, "Nashville hot chicken alert: Lou’s Food Bar from Frank Bonanno is returning from the dead," 27 June 2019 For a much better option, get off at Shinagawa Station and join other riders at a noodle shop right on the platform for an authentic bowl of soba or udon, all priced under 500 yen ($5). Washington Post, "AP Photos: In the loop: Tokyo from a commuter train line," 7 June 2019 Open since 2010, Soba-an serves what may well be Germany’s best soba. Giulia Pines, New York Times, "Five Places to Go in Düsseldorf," 11 May 2018

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First Known Use of soba

circa 1896, in the meaning defined above

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