This handmade soba was absolutely fantastic and some of the best I’ve had. The 80% buckwheat soba comes raw and all you have to do is cook it for 90 seconds, rinse, dunk in an ice bath for 10 seconds, and enjoy. The hardest part was waiting for the 1 gallon of water to come to a boil.
The noodles had a delicious nutty flavor and a delightful slippery, al dente, chew. The tsuyu (dipping sauce) had a hint of sweetness, a touch of smoke from the katsuobushi, and a deep savory, umami-ness to it.
The sudachi soba was a new one for me and was even more refreshing with the addition of citrus.
I may or may not have eaten all four servings in one sitting.
Pro tip, save some soba-yu (soba water) to enjoy with your leftover tsuyu.
Thanks to @js76wisco for the heads up.
zaru soba, BYO kizami nori
moist and fluffy
losnooyado x ototo
I tried, I failed, couldn’t get all four servings on one plate.
handmade soba, tsuyu, wasabi, negi, myoga, yuzu zest, BYO kizami nori
delicious as before and even better with some fresh yuzu zest.
yuzu for scale
passion fruit cheesecake cream puff - cookie crust cream puff stuffed with passion fruit curd and cream cheese filling, topped with swiss meringue
almond tofu with chino farms melon
a bit denser and not quite as refreshing as needle’s almond jello, wish there was some more syrup. but didn’t get any of the spicy flavors @J_L got, not sure what went wrong there.
good news, after some encouragement @losnooyado is selling her beautiful wagashi now. they’re naturally colored, filled with not too sweet anko, and pair great with some hayato sencha-matcha tea.
DM @losnooyado for some delicious soba and wagashi.