Thursday, April 19, 2007

Japanese Soba

The good thing about having an aunt who is always on a business trip is that you will get a steady stream of supply of Japanese snacks, nudles and chocolates throughout the year.

I'm particularly fond of the Japanese delectable nudles, the flavourful soup base and springy nudle strands are simply to die for.

My dinner tonite: A bowl of green tea flavoured soba dipped in nice soba sauce, topped with seaweeds and voila! Simple and satisfying.


By the way, last week I ran out of stock and tried to get some imported soba from Jusco and Isetan but I immediately backed off upon seeing the price. Can you believe that? RM 15 for a small lil' packet of soba...Guess good food always come with a hefty price tag.

21 comments:

Kok said...

xiu long bao,
Soba is good for a quick dinner! haha! Yea, when I was in Miri, I found out that Soba is so expensive! But here, you can buy a packet of Soba for about $2.50. Of course, don't convert lah. :P

Xiu Long Bao said...

kok: $2.50 a packet? quite cheap! not to forget a bottle of nice soba sauce too :)

Precious Pea said...

Lucky you. Envy envy!! Actually errr.. i never tried soba before, it's to be eaten cold right?

Xiu Long Bao said...

precious pea: U should try it! Yummy! But only if the soba is dipped into high quality soba sauce. It should be served cold but I was too lazy to wash the soba under cold water ;p

tankiasu said...

Kakaka..me like preciouspea, never tasted soba before. Have to admit cold noodle sounds abit off for me. :P

Someone who is constantly craving said...

well when bak in aust..the instant jap noodles the one with the bowl and everything costs 4 aust..so thats sounds about right..jap food comes at a price..but i m loving it

sc said...

love cold soba too! really good stuff!

team BSG said...

its not bad at all this cold dish !
v tried it first in club med cerating and well it went v well with da free flow wine believe it or not !

Xiu Long Bao said...

tankiasu: I oso hav the same thought about cold nudles till i had my first bowl of soba...very nice!

s.w.i.c.c: Only 4 aussie???dat is darn cheap. I lurve japanese food too!

sc: me too! Tasty to go with good quality soba sauce.

teambsg: waa..soba + wine...so exotic!somemore beside the beach ;p

Char Siew Bao said...

Soba with wine? Mmmmmm not bad... but i think SOBA with sake would be gud! Cold Soba top with some heated sake! oooooohhhhh

Kok said...

xiu long bao,
It doesn't need to be nice soba sauce. The last time my housemate cooked, he actually used normal light soya sauce and it tasted as nice! Yummy! I have two more packets of Soba in the cupboard. Probably will have that some day.

jason said...

I'll join Precious Pea and tankiasu. Everytime I went to Japanese restaurant, I like to try their cold soba but always attracted by other dishes ^^

Xiu Long Bao said...

CSB: Ppl were drinking wine with soba la... not dipping in wine.

kok: Lite soya sauce oso can? Maybe i should try it nxt time.

jason: haha...me too! but normally the portion of a serving of soba is small so u can still try other food :)

Kok said...

xiu long bao,
can can. No need high quality soba sauce. Easy-to-obtain-light-soya-sauce also can. No problem one. Give it a try next time. Say, 1/4 of your Soba is dipped with that.

Kay said...

We get lots of imported stuff here, but is soba sauce that good?

Xiu Long Bao said...

kok: okay! since my bottle of soba sauce is finishing soon.

kay:i'm using a bottle of japanese soba sauce, it is really aromatic and goes really well wiv nudles. Btw, kok suggested using chinese lite soya sauce, good value for money!

jason said...

xiu long bao: That's true.. maybe next time I'll try :P

Someone who is constantly craving said...

i just had soba that day..my my..it was heavenly..served on a bed of ice..tat was as cold as it could get..yum yum

Xiu Long Bao said...

jason:good! ^_^

S.W.I.C.C: serve on a bed of ice? sounds interesting, i should try eating soba this way @ home :)

Tummythoz said...

So those bottled soba sauce are good? Can recommend which brand?

Xiu Long Bao said...

tummythoz: Dat bottle of sauce was bought by my aunt from japan. I think u can get nice soba sauce from Jusco's or Isetan's Japanese food shelves.They are darn expensive and kok suggested using chinese lite soya sauce.