This time around, it was a soba date at SobaKoh in East Village. If you’re there at the right time, you might get to watch one of the chefs make soba noodles. He was there briefly when we first arrived. I should have grabbed a photo then!
At SobaKoh, they have plum wine on the rocks or mixed with soda. It’s sweet enough as it is, so I went with a glass on the rocks. It’s served with a gigantic, juicy plum at the bottom.
Like most soba places, they had plenty of vegetarian options… (“vegetalian”).We ordered the agedashi tofu to share. One of our all time favorite appetizers. Also shared an order vegetable tempura. Very tasty with a nice, light batter! Here’s my Hot Kinoko Soba ($14) with 3 kinds of mushrooms (shimeji, shitake and enoki). I always order the mushroom soba at soba places, and I’m never disappointed! The soba was nicely cooked, the mushrooms were juicy, and the broth was wonderfully warm. Soba always warms the soul on a cold winter’s day. :)