Monday, March 19, 2012

Soba Noodle Workshop

Soba workshop was held at a soba restaurant called Choju-an Watanabe (長寿庵 渡邊) in Minami Aoyama, Tokyo. The owner of the restaurant, Mr. Watanabe, was kind enough to show us his soba making tricks.


Buckwheat 


Watanabe-san mixing the buckwheat, flour and water to make the soba dough

He said this is the most important step of making soba

All of us had a chance to knead the soba dough

Watching him work on soba was like watching an artistic performance

Special knife is used to cut/slice into noodles

Cutting into noodles was not as easy as it looked



Watanabe-san gave each on of us a lesson on how to slice soba noodles from the dough and we event get to take those soba home



He also prepared us a special lunch including juicy rolled egg, soba dumpling in duck soup, and of course soba noodle. It was very fascinating to see how soba noodles are made and it was a fabulous way to spend our saturday morning. If you have a chance to go to his restaurant, I highly recommend to try this soba noodle restaurant for its duck soup!

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