Soba / Udon

Soba / Udon

Soba is the Japanese name for buckwheat, it is a type of noodle that is very popular in the Japanese culture. Udon is a type of wheat-flour noodle. They each have a very distinct taste separate from one another. These two noodles are a staple among many plates throughout restaurants in Japan. It is important to know the difference between the two when choosing your meal. Udon is the lighter of the two and is coupled best with most dishes.


Yakisoba is a type of fried noodles that are a staple in the Japanese cuisine. It is a way of cooking noodles so that they are crispy and is very similar to Chinese chow mein noodles. Made from buckwheat, it is very similar to ramen noodles, but has a more distinct flavor and texture. It is normally sweetened with worcestershire sauce which is what adds more of a kick to it. Available all around Japan, it is something that you should try when visiting.

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