The world is seeing a huge shift towards healthier alternatives due to growing concern for living a healthy lifestyle amongst the masses. This shift has led to substituting most basic ingredients with flawed or unhealthy nutritional values with their healthier cousins. While some find it easy to substitute and compromise their favourite foods, foodies find it a hard task to be accomplished. But what if we tell you that you can enjoy your favourite foods without compromising on the original flavour and texture? You won’t believe us, right? Hence, we are all set to introduce you to a magical ingredient that will help you relish your favourtie noodle dishes guilt-free. Read on to know more about it. 

Today, we are talking about a wonderful Japanese delicacy called Soba noodles. The noodles are made by mixing two parts wheat and eight parts buckwheat flour. Soba noodles are a quintessential part of Japanese cuisine and are gaining popularity due to their nutritional benefits. The presence of buckwheat enriches these noodles with healthy proteins, carbs and fiber. The low glycemic index is an add-on. 

Traditionally, Soba noodles are served with Sobayu which is a tea made with noodle-cooking water and a dipping sauce called Tsuyu. You can cook them as you do with any other noodle with your favourite ingredients. These noodles just take merely 10 minutes to get cooked. 

Legend has it that the travelling Soba noodle vendors were responsible for the popularity of these noodles across the world. These vendors used to serve Soba noodles on a traditional bamboo plate and the serving style was called Seirosoba. Although these vendors were catalysts for the popularity of Soba noodles. The noodles owe their ratio of 2:8 to the Edo craftsmen. 

These simple noodles have managed to gain popularity even after centuries of their discovery. A great ingredient for losing weight, Soba noodles are highly recommended when it comes to healthy ingredients. We have embedded a recipe of the same in case you want to try them at home.