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  1. flat noodles made from buckwheat and wheat flours, used in Japanese cookery.
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  • So that our researches issued in no corroboration of Soba being Modin.

  • The soba is a sort of vermicelli made of buckwheat, and the udon a kind of macaroni, solid and not in tubes.

    A Japanese Boy

    Shigemi Shiukichi

  • To provide for any among them that did not love sweet things we had the soba or the udon brought to us by their vender.

    A Japanese Boy

    Shigemi Shiukichi

  • Drink vely bad for Inglismen; what for you dont go home and teach them to be soba, plaupa men?

    The Truth about Opium

    William H. Brereton

British Dictionary definitions for soba


  1. (in Japanese cookery) noodles made from buckwheat flour

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