The soba noodle. It’s every gluten-free and macrobiotic dieters’ favorite. Why? Because it’s infinity versatile, packed with nutrients and contains no wheat.
Soba noodles, which bear a visual resemblance to the Chinese-style wheat noodle that is ramen, are quick-cooking Japanese noodles made from buckwheat flour. Surprisingly, buckwheat is not related to wheat; Buckwheat is a grain-like seed that is related to rhubarb and sorrel (a leafy herb).
Soba is a traditional Japanese New Year’s Eve dish, and is an excellent cold-weather option when served in a warm soup. If you’re in Boston, stop by the Asian-Fusion restaurant Myers and Chang in the South End for their Monday and Tuesday “Cheap Date Night” special, which invites you to choose from one of five healthy prix fixe menu options.
Myers and Chang | 1145 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118 | myersandchang.com