Sunday, December 11, 2011

Making Soba

If you wish to make soba from scratch, you must first invent the universe. I didn't go quite that far, but I did make soba noodles with my host parents from powder and water on Saturday. We had a big shiny bowl and mixed up the powder/flour/whatever by hand and added water until it got doughy.

Then split it into two chunks,

kneaded it a bunch,

flattened it out,

folded it, and cut it into noodles that ended up being shorter and more brittle than they were supposed to be.

Then it was just a matter of cooking them up, throwing them in cold water, and then eating them by dipping them in a cup of some sort of flavorful liquid. They were definitely shorter than they were supposed to be, but they still tasted good. And that's about all there is to it!

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