What a surprise, even “sobayu” (the water that boiled the noodle) tastes good, unadulterated. While it is common to use wheat flour as a binder for soba production, Hara Farm uses only buckwheat flour made from 100% organic buckwheat he cropped. As it is salt-free, there is really only one ingredient: buckwheat flour.
When boiled, you will be surprised at the difference. Sobayu is creamy and thick. You can even enjoy it as it is, or season with a little salt, add other ingredients and make it into a soup, or add a dash of Nitto Brewing's Shiro-tamari. The fact that the sobayu is so tasty also proves that the soba noodles themselves are of excellent quality.
After five minutes of gentle boiling in plenty of water, turn off the fire and let it sit for one minute before serving. The characteristic smooth textures and nourishing flavour of the dried juwari soba are all pleasant. Even though it is made from juwari buckwheat noodles, it has a smooth texture and yet a deep taste. I have never had soba like this before. The buckwheat is processed into dry noodle in Nagano, famous for its Shinshu soba.
Brand Hara Farm Weight (NET) 200g Best-before Nov/2022. Store at room temperature, avoiding high temperature and humidity. Ingredients 100% organic buckwheat For more details, see thedetails of ingredients & nutritions
GENKI SOBA, organic juwari soba noodle made of 100% buckwheat by Hara Farms
The only raw material used is organic buckwheat flour. Hara Farm, which produces the buckwheat, does not use pesticides or chemical fertilisers and cultivates the soil by sowing a mixture of clover, aiming for environmentally friendly, recycling-oriented agriculture.
The farm is located in the town of Shintoku in Hokkaido, a place with a rich natural environment where the Daisetsu Mountains and the Hidaka Mountains meet. In such a location, Hara harvests and dries buckwheat all by himself, and produces 'GENKI SOBA', processed from his buckwheat seeds.