Hot on the heels of Sake Gumi Nama month, we're excited to announce that West Oakland's Soba Ichi has debuted nama (fresh), hand-cut noodles to take home enjoy in the comfort of your own home.
This is what you get in the two portion pack:
These last about two to three days in your refrigerator so, unfortunately, these are just for locals only.
We paid a visit to our friends over at Soba Ichi as they were putting final touches on their new to-go soba and they showed us how to properly boil noodles at home.
1. Fill pot with water.
2. Bring to a boil.
3. Put noodles into boiling water for 90 seconds to two minutes.
4. While boiling, stir the noodles around so they don't stick together.
5. This is a good time to save some soba water for sobayu (soba tsuyu dipping sauce with water used to boil noodles) later.
6. Once the noodles have boiled for 90 seconds, place in a strainer.
7. Place the strainer in a bowl while running cold water over it.
8. Swish the noodles around in the strainer while the water runs.
9. After a minute or two of running the noodles under cold water, lift from the bowl and soak the strainer into another bowl full of ice water. Let soak for about 20 seconds.
10. Cut the water from the strainer by shaking.
11. Plate the noodles by hand.
Slurping is mandatory.
Find out more about how to get these nama soba at Soba Ichi by calling 510-465-1969. For now, their pick-up hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 12-3pm.
2311 Magnolia Street A
Oakland, CA 94607