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Made using a base of buckwheat flour, soba enjoys great popularity as a health food because it is high in protein, low in calories, and filled with vitamin B, dietary fiber.
It is commonly eaten as cold zaru soba ?noodles dipped in a soup of bonito broth flavored with soy sauce..
or as kake soba ?noodles in a bowl of hot broth?often with such toppings as tempura - tempura soba..
As a fast food, the most popular kind of soba would have to be tachiguisoba , or "stand and eat soba." As the name indicates, there are no chairs at this type of soba restaurant, but simply waist-high counters where customers stand and eat.
Often found inside train stations, they are convenient for people who have to eat in a hurry.
WHAT YOU DO IS
Upon entering, you purchase a meal ticket from a vending machine, take it up to the kitchen counter, and tell the cook whether you want soba or udon. It then takes only about a minute for your noodles to be served.
LOOKING FOR CHEAP...A bowl of soba costs about 400 yen at a tachigui soba shop. At about one-third to one-fourth the price at a restaurant specializing in soba
The difference, however, is accounted for in the flavor and texture of the noodles and the flavor of the broth, which a patron of tachigui soba shops cannot expect to be as refined...:))...so if you want the real stuff..better pay the price and go to the real soba place
Price Comparison: about average
Price: less than US$10
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