Reading about Sobaya Nicolas I noticed it had been awarded a Michelin star... so I must admit I went in with rather high expectations. I wouldn't say I was disappointed - but I wasn't bowled over. I WAS disappointed by the fact they didn't have the dish I was most keen to try - the soba with foie gras....
The rest of the meal was nice enough - and when they brought the nutritionally rich and comforting soba cooking broth to the table to pour into the remaining dipping sauce once we'd finished eating our noodles (one of my favourite part of the soba experience)- I was pretty happy.
The handmade soba itself was good as was the dipping sauce but the gimicky stuff didn't really cut it for me. Believe me - I wanted it to. I've heard the soba with fruit tomato - when in season - is very good.
I love this little square dish - one of the added joys of finishing a dish of food in Japan is finding hidden artwork underneath
Taro, lotus, ginko and a steamed buckwheat flour manju (dumpling) with pork
Zaru soba - Chilled soba on a basket with dipping sauce
My friend Emilee - I've known her since she popped out of her mama. So cool to hang out with her as a grown up.
Annindoufu (almond tofu) with buckwheat honey
buckwheat dumplings in sweet red beans