ISO Good Soba Restaurant
Does anywhere in town make their own soba noodles? I'm a bit surprised that despite the recent influx of Ramen joints, that there haven't been any soba restaurants (Maybe there has!). In my mind nothing beats some zaru soba on a hot summer day.
And on the topic of cold noodles, where in town has the best hiyashi-chuka? I've only tried it at Kintaro and it was alright, but not as good as their tonkotsu.
It is summertime(?) so I too am on a hunt for a good cold noodle. I haven't had a decent handmade zaru soba since Lime's soba master went back to Japan. (Lime is closed). I had a good one at Dan, Zen...but a while ago now.
You can find decent Korean cold soba noodles far more readily it seems. I had a pretty good one at the Wang Ga Ma at the H-Mart foodcourt just last week.
Peaceful restaurant has a good cold mustard oil/soba noodle which hails from Xi'an.
I haven't had a good hiyashi-chuka here most of the ones I have had here use cheap cold-cut ham which I do not like.....but I am always on the lookout for a good one.
I recall a decent soba dish at Zakkushi but that was at least last summer, maybe even 2009 (!). I think I had the hiyashi at Menya last summer and they were decent as well, though I believe they had the inferior ham.
Don't quote me on this but I thought that Santouka had summer cool noodles on offer when I went for toroniku two weeks ago. Might be worth a look if so. Sanpachi had them on offer as does Benkei but I haven't sampled any this year as the weather hasn't warranted it.
Let us know what you find!
dont remember seeing cold soba at hokkaido. they do have a cold noodle but it wasnt soba.
soba and ramen are complete disciplines, from what i gather. in japan, you specialize in either
i have been wanting to post this topic as i agree that there isnt much of an option for cold soba noodle.
i really like the cold noodles at peaceful, but it wasn't good when i had it in the davie location recently.
is there a place that makes their own soba noodles?
havent had a good korean cold noodle either.
OT, there is a new Korean resto in richmond. beside deer garden, upstairs where the HK dessert place use to be that had pretty decent cold noodle and very good beef bulgogi.
You are right repartee. That pink gelatinous ham is a common and essential ingredient. Which is perhaps the reason why I am not a huge fan of the dish itself. I prefer zarusoba or a hiyashichuka-like deconstructed cold somen salad which I haven't found it here. (And nice to see you posting again!)