Off-the-Eaten Path Food Experience in Japan. "Meet the People and Places behind your Plates! "

Friday 30 October 2015

Visit the ingredients (2) Home-made soba noodle had been inherited from ancient time

Soba, buck wheat noodle is one of the Japanese favorite delicacies.
buck wheat symbolize longevity, japanese eat toshikoshi soba in the New year’s eve.
Did you see buck wheat plant(Fagopyrum esculentum) grown in the fields?
In autumn, after rice is harvested, paddy fields turn into awesome scenery. Carpets of white flowers extend all around the village. 
Farmers collect the seeds from buckwheat flowers. These are the seeds.

 made of milled buck wheat flour. 100% soba called “Towari soba”