Soba, the Japanese term for buckwheat noodles, is gluten free and full of bio-compounds that the body needs, such as all eight essential amino acids, choline, thiamine and riboflavin (source). It also contains antioxidants which helps the body fight free radicals and prevent/delay some types of cell damage such as cancer. In conclusion, thumbs up for Soba for being good to your body.
It was a dark and stormy night (not really); dinner was an hour late, the sun had set about 30 minutes ago and there was little time to do off-camera lighting setup. I had hastily arranged the Chicken Nanban into cocktail glasses and hoped it looked fancy....Let’s be honest, my attempts were in vain and I might as well add that Chicken Nanban is NOT a fancy dish—it’s messy, ugly and tastes freaking amazing. Every juicy bite explodes with sweet and tangy nanban sauce which gives me a boost in appetite.