Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Ontario (inc. Toronto) >
Oct 17, 2013 10:04 AM

where to buy 100% buckwheat soba noodles (japanese style)?

where can i buy this, preferably downtown? i normally only ever find the kind that has wheat as well. i have seen the korean style, but not the japanese style.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. I have heard of hand made, but not commercial buckwheat noodles. Too limp.
    You can make your own,

    1. My understanding is, it is somewhat rare for traditional Japanese soba to use 100% buckwheat (or please correct me if I am wrong). For example, my favourite mix is 8:2 (buckwheat to wheat).

      The only one I recall is one made by Eden Organic, probably available at some reasonably big health food store:

      Curious how the Korean ones taste like, I have not yet tried them myself.

      1 Reply
      1. re: vil

        i am sensitive to gluten so i try to avoid it where i can, and usually when eating at home.. otherwise, i would be happy to buy the kind that contains a bit of wheat.

        the korean kind that i have tried are longer, thicker, and more chewy.

        1. re: aser

          oops, that was my thread too.. forgot i had posted that. :)

          i guess i didn't get enough answers. i will check sanko.

          i have tried king soba (which is what is available at the natural food stores, including those mentioned in the thread) but they are not like the japanese kind.. they are chewier.

        2. Sanko is great for everything japanese. You might pay more than the korean grocery but they will have the largest selection of Japanese imported goods

          1. I just bought a case of these from Amazon. USDA certified organic too.


            2 Replies
            1. re: sandiasingh

              Hakubaku soba noodles are wheat with a minor representation of buckwheat.

              1. re: jayt90

                It is completely reprehensible to advertise noodles that are mostly wheat as "soba" noodles. Thank you for that vital piece of information, jayt90.