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RACKMYBRAINS
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8/25/12 11:31 A

Interesting, thanks! I like soba noodles quite a lot. I haven't yet tried somen noodles, but I think I'll head over to the international foods store this weekend and get a package to try.




EMERALDWARE
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8/25/12 10:24 A

http://community.babycenter.com/post/a2442
1175/somen_vs_soba

I found this forum thread for you on another site and it seems to have a good rundown on the differences. Hope it helps!

IMO, I swap out noodles all the the time in my cooking since my closest grocery store has a limited Asian section, and I don't always feel like driving the extra distance to the closest Asian supermarket. Sure, it might have a slightly different texture and flavor, but dishes usually taste just fine no matter which noodle you use. I'm no purist. :P



RACKMYBRAINS
Posts: 435
8/24/12 11:52 P

Is there a huge difference between these? One is a wheat flour noodle, the other a buckwheat flour noodle.

I really have no idea how they might differ, other than that. I'm still a total amateur when it comes to Asian cooking. Any thoughts?



Edited by: RACKMYBRAINS at: 8/24/2012 (23:53)


 
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