Tuesday, 15 October 2013

A Simple Palate

One of Son's favourite thing to eat.

Soba.
Zaru soba.

Which is chilled soba served on a bamboo tray called zaru, topped with shredded seaweed and dipped into  tsuyu, a dipping sauce much like a diluted soy sauce. ^^

Leave out the tempura and Son is totally fine with it. It is much better for him to have it simple.

When Son was waaaayyy younger and Daddy used to work even on weekends and Mommy just need to cook for Son, she usually served soba for Son. 

Zaru soba. Served simply as is. 

Sometimes Mommy would whip out tempura to be served on the side. Sometimes, soba served in a miso broth.

He always wants soba when we eat out even now. Maybe because it's his comfort food?

36 comments:

  1. I prefer ramen, but soba is fine for me too, cause I love Japanese food, hehe~

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    1. Ramen is more to Chinese style than soba is, right?

      I read somewhere that up to the 1950s, ramen is also called Shina soba (Chinese soba).

      Well, whatever suits us.

      I myself adore soba and to a lesser degree udon. Ramen... not so much. ^^

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  2. Seldom eat soba, but I like the tempura!!! =]

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    1. You are the opposite of me.

      I don't like fried food much, and that unfortunately includes tempura. :P

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    2. Even so I barely eat fried food because of health, but once in while is fine with it!!! =]

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  3. I like tempura too like 小影..

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    1. Both of you have the same taste. :)

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  4. hmmm, do i actually like soba?? okay lah, not bad lah.. but i think i like ramen the most, maybe soba next, and probably udon the least?? dunno lah, udon here taste so not nice, the only one i think is nice was the one i had in Japan~~ :D

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    1. Yalah, udon here (almost all) not as nice and chewy and springy like the real deal over in Japan.

      Actually same thing to soba also.

      Ramen? Oh heck! I dunno what ramen taste like in Japan so cannot compare. But I think most Chinese would prefer ramen?

      p.s. this is not a racial profiling yeah. Just wondering due to the fact that it does suit the palate of most visitors from other Asian countries.

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    2. quite true also, almost anything that came here, the quality drops!! huh?? you never eaten ramen in Japan before, heck, you've been there so many times..

      eih, i think ramen could be originated from china, maybe that explains your curiosity??

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    3. Ramen mostly has pork bone broth mah. So better just to avoid than have the hassle of investigating the ingredients with the wait staff (though I have to admit, I do that a LOT).

      Tak mati pun tak eat ramen in Japan. LOL

      p.s. Ramen origins : read my reply to Hayley. Hahaha

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  5. if the noodle itself is nice enough, i think i really do not need anything to go with it, can eat it just plain.. of course i orang miskin never always go for Japanese, i'll always like to settle with the mihun goreng ala economy.. fried with only soy sauce and beansprout will do for me :)

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    1. I also like mihun goreng SK! :P

      More senang than yakisoba (fried soba) too! Hehehe

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    2. yalah, mihun goreng is one of the simplest yet tastiest thing in this earth!! haha.. i like mihun goreng and it's also a danger for me!! because i can eat non-stop and not feeling anything down in my stomach!!

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    3. Dangerous for me too.

      I like to pretend that eating mihun is way better than the yellow noodles though. :P

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    4. no need to pretend lah.. i always think mihun is way healthier than the yellow noodles lah.. at least mihun is not made with lots of oil and colorings right?? worst should be koay teow i guess, the more oily the better quality, muahahahaha!! :D

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    5. But then again, does mihun has any nutritional value at all? Or just empty carbs?

      Fried koay teow is the BEST!!!!!

      Oh gawd! Why do we like sinful food, ah?

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    6. Wakakakaka LOL!!! Crap talking! I agree that Char Koay Teow is the best though most sinful.

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    7. Crap talking is always good. :-P

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  6. so mommy cooked soba when son was waaaayyy younger and daddy useddddddd to work even on weekends - sekarang apa macam?? just eat out and be a happy mommy right?? hahaha..

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    1. Sekarang everyone can all go out together and spend the day being lazy! LOL

      Happy mommy? I should say happy daddy too. No need to eat what mommy cooks. :P

      p.s. in this household, cooking is not exclusive to mommy duties. Daddy cooks too. ^^

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  7. haiyoyo, the photos in your Urutora No Hi are way better than the photo in this post lah.. this one can just see and forgotten, those in the other blog make me hungry lah you orang jahat!!

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    1. HAHAHAHA

      Just the response I was expecting.

      *clap hands in glee*

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  8. What a darling son you have! He is such an angel who gets easily contented with his toys and food. Makes it very easy to bring him up!

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    1. Must be due to good parenting also.

      *masuk bakul angkat sendiri*

      :-D

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  9. I also love Soba but seldom ate them. I often got lured to order Tempura and Ramen. Now I miss going to eat at Jogoya!!

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    1. You should go revisit Jogoya.

      Bring us also plus belanja us makan!!! ;-)

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    1. I thinkbtrue. Sonetimes when biasa eat a certain type of food , will rasa rindu. Become comfort food

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    2. For me, its soup. I love to hv the Chinese style soup.

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    3. I don't know what is soba. Kaldip would know .

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    4. So sudah tau belum? ;-)

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  11. I tasted Rashid's udon for lunch. Didn't actually like its chewy texture. I've never tried Ramen or Soba yet. Thinking of trying these two noodles soon.

    Dalam banyak2 Asian noodles, my all time favourite would always be mee goreng mamak with a runny egg... Owhh sinfully drooled! Drip2... ;D...

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    1. we don't have to like what others like anyway, right?

      I'm ok with ramen but truthfully, completely ambivalent about it. I like the simplicity (but somehow feel sophisticated) of traditionally served udon & soba. but that's just me!

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  12. Not really a fan of soba. But still can eat lah. So it's Raimie's comfort food? :)

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    1. Other forms on noodle? ;-)

      I guess it is his. You know, like us having a favourite dish cooked by mom no matter how simple it is. ^_^

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