Minatoya Japanese Restaurant

Ten Zaru Soba RM 22


Kanto is known for its soba culture, while Kansai is known for its udon culture.
Basically, soba is made from buckwheat flour. Depending on the type of soba flour used, the noodles can come off in white or dark color. Soba is served in two ways- cold or hot, such as kitsune soba, kake soba, zaru soba, etc. In Japan, the most symbolic soba dish would be Toshikoshi Soba (literally “year crossing buckwheat noodle”) that is eaten annually on New Year’s Eve.

Minatoya Japanese Restaurant

This Soba Set Has All the Nutrients You Need

Konnichiwa! This time, I am back again with some wholesome food f rom Minatoya Japanese restaurant. I was flipping through the menu and the Ten Zaru Soba set caught my eyes. It says that this is Minatoya’s “Ranking No. 1 popular item”. After not eating soba for a long time, I immediately went for this set. Dine-in was allowed but I decided to get a takeout.

Since this dish is zaru soba, I will first tell you how to enjoy it in the right way. Mix the preferable amount of condiments (green onions, grated radish and wasabi) into the broth. Then, pick up a mouthful of soba, dip half or two third of them into the sauce and slurp away. Relish the aroma and smooth texture as you swallow them. Soba were a little bit chewy with a grainy texture and super refreshing when eaten together with the umami-flavoured thin broth. Since it is served cold, zaru soba is nice to be enjoyed on hot days.

As for the tempura, there were okra, shrimp, pumpkin and brinjal. Though they were left in the box for 15 minutes before I reached home, they still turned out to be pretty crunchy. Tastewise, I found the tempura skin to be a bit bland. I guessed there was no need for too much flavouring, because the vegetables and shrimp were already very fresh and sweet.

360, Jalan S2 B15 70300 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan

Weekdays: 12pm – 2:30pm , 6pm – 10pm
Weekends: 12pm – 10pm

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