Chilled soba with oysters

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Old Food

Old Food

By Jill Dupleix

Published 1998

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Traditionally, soba (buckwheat) noodles are served chilled, with a simple dipping sauce of soy, mirin and dashi. On a hot day, they are more cooling than an air conditioner and a swimming pool combined. I have added chilled, fresh oysters for a touch of untraditional luxury, thereby probably blowing the zen of the dish out of the water, but it’s worth it.