Soba is a type of easy-to-make Japanese noodle made from buckwheat flour, which gives it a smooth texture. It is also full of nutrition, including vitamin B1.
ざるそば (Zaru Soba) is a type of chilled soba and is one of the more popular types of soba in Japan. Its chilling flavor makes it an apt dish for hot weather.
It can be also eaten as hot noodle soup. Both ways, you can use めんつゆ (Mentsuyu = Noodle soup base) to make the soup / dipping sauce.
Country of origin: Japan
Storage instructions: Keep in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight. Keep in an airtight container after opening.
Preparation: Submerge in boiling water for 7 minutes. Drain, and place in iced water to cool.