soba

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

Definition of soba

: a Japanese noodle made from buckwheat flour

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TIC’s Sobaya, which is known for its soba noodles, does an especially big business around the holiday, with special to-go offerings as well. Charles Passy, WSJ, "New Year’s Resolution: Celebrate With a Japanese Feast," 29 Dec. 2018 Add 4 ounces buckwheat soba noodles and cook according to package instructions. Eleanore Park, WSJ, "How to Win the Weekday Lunch Game," 30 Aug. 2018 Who else is there: A steady stream of Korean and Korean American diners getting their fix of soba. Stephanie Cha, latimes.com, "For your next fresh soba noodle fix, head to Mimimyunga in Koreatown," 19 Mar. 2018 Buckwheat soba noodles, smoky, seasoned beef, house made kimchi and a six-minute egg all swim in a rich savory broth of bacon and mushrooms. Anchorage Daily News, "A revamped menu of comfort food at Rustic Goat restaurant," 5 July 2018 Restaurant Nippon’s soba noodles are nutty, bouncy, springy, slightly rough and very good. New York Times, "The Restaurant That Became Japan’s Unofficial Ambassador," 3 July 2018 West Oakland’s uniquely mercurial but consistently charming restaurant scene expands today with the official opening of Soba Ichi, a soba noodle spot from the same folks behind Berkeley’s popular Ippuku. Justin Phillips, SFChronicle.com, "Soba noodle gurus open new West Oakland destination Soba Ichi," 19 June 2018 In the case are assorted salads, shrimp and soba noodles with ginger-scallion sauce, and more. Devra First, BostonGlobe.com, "He cooked in upscale restaurants. Now he’s cooking for your family.," 31 May 2018 The soba is flawless, hand cut buckwheat noodles with a Michelin star for $12. Andrea Whittle, Condé Nast Traveler, "Kyoto, Beyond the Temples and Shrines," 3 May 2018

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First Known Use of soba

circa 1896, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for soba

Japanese

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