Sunday, February 26, 2012

sobakiri masa

Friday, I met up with a friend that I hadn't seen for quite some time, Mari.

She took me to her neighborhood soba shop...Sobakiri Masa.

This shop seats about 20 and fills up fast during the lunch hour.

After ordering you need to wait awhile for your food, so if you're in a rush, it is probably not the place for you.

This shop makes their noodles by hand and cooks them after you order them.

While you wait, they give you some futomaki (a type of sushi), hand rolled by the owner.

I ordered the Tenzaru Kuro, this was soba (buckwheat noodles) was made not only from the ground buckwheat grains, but also the hulls, which gives it a darker color and nuttier flavor.

This came with assorted tempura, light and crispy eaten with sea salt.

Mari ordered the Tenzaru Shiro, this soba was made solely from the ground buckwheat grains, so her noodles were much lighter. Her noodles also came with an assortment of tempura.

Everything was delicious and it was nice to catch up with her.

Thank you for a great day and for lunch, Mari!

Sobakiri Masa
1-16-12 Utsubohonmachi
Nishi, Osaka
Phone: 06.6225.3030
Closed on Mondays
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11:30-14:00, 17:30-21:00
Sunday 11:30-14:00


KittyBonkers said...

Mmmmmmm, sounds really nice!! I love tempura, but there aren't many places where I live that will sell the proper stuff!

Dennis K. said...

Really miss handmade soba! I think I would've chosen the same as you with the more rustic flavors. I'm sure the tsuyu was great with. Drool

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

Always fun spending time with a good friend. And it sounds like this spot is worth the wait for the good food :)

K and S said...

I hope you get some proper tempura soon KittyBonkers!

yeah the tsuyu was delicious too Dennis :)

definitely worth the wait Lizzy!

Take care everyone.

Japan-Australia said...

I love soba. We had some cold soba yesterday at a Japanese festival in Australia, and it was so refreshing on a hot 38C day!

K and S said...

that does sound refreshing J-A!

Take care.

Rowena said...

Can't beat having friends who know of great places to eat. Interesting too about the type of soba you had...gotta google.

K and S said...

I hope you can find it online Rowena :)

Take care.

Deb in Hawaii said...

Looks delicious! ;-)

K and S said...

it was nice Deb :)

Take care.

K said...

Yum, handmade soba, looks delicious.

K and S said...

delicious K :)

Take care.