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Nov 25, 2013 02:32 AM

Who serves good soba?

We try to avoid white flour as much as possible and therefore are interested in a healthier alternative of buckwheat soba noodles. Please recc. where to get tasty dishes of them.

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  1. just found on that review site a place called VanSoba in north van that looks great.

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    1. re: 1newyorkguy

      Not soba but I had a buckwheat, fig and date pastry at Revolver in Vancouver called a Pioneer Roll that was excellent. It, along with all their pastries, are made daily at their sister store, Café Crema, in North Van http://www.crema.ca/
      It was similar to the one made by Kim Boyce at Bakeshop in Portland (see here: http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/... ). Not all buckwheat but half and perhaps you could sub wholewheat flour?

    2. I know that 100% buckwheat soba is readily available at Asian markets and even Whole Foods, but most soba dishes you'll find in restaurants are going to use the buckwheat-wheat hybrid noodles that are more common and have better structural integrity.

      However, there is a newer place in North Van that makes fresh soba. I haven't been yet but it's supposed to be good. http://blogs.vancouversun.com/2013/07...

      1. Healthy Noodle House on W 4th @ Stevens has soba as one of their noodle options (you pick the noodles and meat/meat sub and veg toppings from a checklist). Broth is a light and mushroom based.
        I've not tried their soba but have enjoyed veggie laden rice noodle soup there on occasion.


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        1. re: kinnickinnik

          Yes I agree on Healthy Noodle-the place is a little bare bones but the proof is in the soup-it's delicious.