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Learn about SOBA

The buckwheat flour used at “Shimbashi” is cultivated in the perfect environment of clean air and water in Tasmania. The characteristic of this Tasmanian soba is its full flavor with an outstanding texture and taste.

Here are some basic information about soba and its health benefits. Soba is famous for having abundant nutrition and has been eaten by Japanese people for centuries.

Our goal is to introduce and spread our healthy food culture to people in Australia.

History of Soba

Health Benefits
What is Sobayu?

Important Notice (Allergies)

History of soba

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Soba (Buckwheat) is said to have originated in China and been brought to Japan toward the end of the Jomon period (10,000 BC - 300 BC). There are also records of buckwheat flour being grown to help fight a famine in the Nara period (710 to 794). The tradition of eating soba noodles originates from the Tokugawa period, also called the Edo period, from 1603 to 1868.

Soba was also once a popular theme on Japanese Ukiyo-e (Traditional wood block print). Soba chef, soba deliverer, travellers who enjoy soba, and so on. You can tell how long it has been around and how much people have loved soba!!

Soba has been a very important part of Japanese food culture for many many years!!

Health Benefits

Soba nutritionally complements other grains such as white rice and wheat flour. Thiamine, missing in white rice, is present in soba.  Soba contains all nine essential amino acids, including lysine, which is lacking in wheat flour. It also contains a type of polysaccharide that is easily digested. It’s full of antioxidants, including rutin and quercetin, and essential nutrients including choline, thiamine and riboflavin.

Fatigue recovery

Soba is rich in vitamin B1 and B2, which is 2~3 times that of rice and wheat. Lack of these vitamins may cause fatigue, weakness, loss of appetite, and frustration.

Hangover Prevention

Hangovers are painful, but good protein is essential for the liver to detoxify. Soba is rich in protein, and its content is one of the highest among other cereals.
It also contains ingredients such as pantothenic acid and niacin that help break down alcohol and enzymes that help digestion. This makes it easy to digest and doesn't lie heavy on your stomach, so it's a perfect food after drinking.
 
 

Preventing lifestyle-related diseases

In addition, buckwheat contains dietary fiber, abundant minerals, and catechins which enhance immunity against viral infection.
Rutin, a type of polyphenol, has the functions of strengthening capillaries, smoothing blood, lowering blood pressure and blood sugar levels, and activating pancreatic function.
This rutin works even more effectively when taken at the same time as vitamin C, so it's a good idea to eat soba with vegetables and fruits.
 

What's SOBAYU (Soba Boiled Water)?

Free sobayu is served with Seiro Soba

Soba is said to remove excess heat from the body and make the stomach healthy.
Cold soba noodles are easy to eat in the summer, but overcooling the stomach can lead to indigestion. Therefore, we would like you to drink "Sobayu".


Sobayu, which is boiled soba water, has nutrients dissolved from the soba. In order to not lose nutrition and not to cool your body too much, please enjoy sobayu at the end.
 
However, buckwheat allergies are found in a wide range of age groups, from children to adults. Specific symptoms include asthma attacks, sneezing, hives, vomiting, and diarrhea, which often cause anaphylactic shock when severe.

Important Notice

Soba Allergy

In rare occasions, buckwheat allergies are found in a wide range of age groups, from children to adults. Specific symptoms include asthma attacks, sneezing, hives, vomiting, and diarrhea, which often cause anaphylactic shock when severe. If you feel unwell or notice something unusual after eating soba, immediately speak to our staff. We are trained to support you the best way possible.

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History
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