Date:    Thu, 01 Sep 94 13:48:56 CDT
 From: (Cynthia J. Gibas)
 Soba Noodles
 In my experience what you will get if you order soba noodles in a Japanese
 restaurant is:  soba noodles, cooked then rinsed in cold water, sitting on
 a straw strainer/mat, accompanied by a dipping sauce (usually bonito-based,
 but you can make it without bonito) and sprinkled with nori confetti.
 make a seaweed stock by immersing several pieces of kombu (thick kelp leaves)
 in cool water, let it sit overnight.  To make dipping sauce, simmer:
 1 c. seaweed stock
 1/4 c. dark soy sauce
 1/4 c. mirin (seasoned rice wine)
 1 T. sugar
 1 t. salt
 add some green onions or sesame seeds if you like.