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soba koh - disappointing


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soba koh - disappointing

bigjeff | | Feb 24, 2008 10:28 AM

went here as an alternative to sobaya and after some good reviews but I have to say, the noodles were disappointing; is that possible at a noodle bar? we had some very good apps (some of the vegetable starters) and I had the mushroom hot soba while my friend had the eel tempura hot soba (tempura on the side). two very different broths, both excellent. mine was a very rich deep flavor, and the broth had much richer flavor than the mushrooms themselves, which seemed somewhat cooked out. the broth in the eel tempura soba tasted strongly of herbs and was really good, some notes of orange peel. but the noodles themselves were overcooked, on both bowls, which seems bizarre to me. so in the end, the noodles ended up breaking into 1-inch pieces like lipton noodle soup from a packet. somehow, they still maintained a square shape, but were just too soft.

next time I want to try the cold soba topped w/ uni and roe but I was definitely disappointed in the hot selections.

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