Echizen soba: A Fukui specialty with a 400-year history

This is Echizen soba.
This is Echizen soba. (source: Fukui Photo Gallery)


Soba, which is a kind of Japanese noodle, is one of the symbols of Japanese cuisine. There are a lot of kinds of soba such as zaru soba, tempura soba, green tea soba, kake soba (soba noodles in broth), and oroshi soba.

Fukui’s oroshi soba is one of the most well-known kinds of soba in Japan. It’s soba noodles served with grated Japanese radish, green onions, and katsuobushi (small shavings of dried bonito) on top. read more