so·​ba ˈsō-bə How to pronounce soba (audio)
: a Japanese noodle made from buckwheat flour

Examples of soba in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The amount is equivalent to more than 6,000 orders of his most popular dish: soba with mixed vegetables and seafood tempura, which costs just over $3. John Yoon, New York Times, 7 June 2024 Meals aren't included in room rates here, but complimentary soba is offered in the evenings. Christina Liao, Vogue, 18 Oct. 2023 If that seems like a high hurdle to overcome as a home cook, consider: Many dishes of our favorite cuisines have long been gluten-free, from Latin American tamales to Japanese soba noodles. Nina Lincoff, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 Skip the soba noodles and try spiralizing vegetables (like yellow summer squash, broccoli stalks, or zucchini) instead. Karla Walsh, Better Homes & Gardens, 17 Dec. 2023 Osaka’s personality is chill by Japan standards, but its artisans share the countrywide attention to craft and detail, whether making soba, throwing pottery, or brewing matcha at Wad, a stylishly austere café in the west end of Minamisenba. Adam Erace, Travel + Leisure, 25 July 2023 Community and the natural world are valued above all else; the adults’ relationships are enviably symbiotic, with the local soba chef (Hazuki Kikuchi) relying on Takumi to schlep her heavy jugs of stream water for her beloved noodles. Vulture, 4 Sep. 2023 Add the soba noodles and cook until heated through, about 2 minutes (see NOTE). Tamar Haspel, Washington Post, 11 Jan. 2023 Tei-An isn’t his first restaurant, but it’s become his flagship, serving fresh soba noodles and sushi in a tranquil and stylish space formed from wood, stone and glass. Kevin Gray, Dallas News, 30 June 2023

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Word History



First Known Use

circa 1896, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of soba was circa 1896

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“Soba.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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