Soba noodles are thin Japanese noodles made from buckwheat flour. They are often served as street food with a variety of accompaniments. Supermarkets and Japanese cuisine stores usually sell soba noodles dried and packaged. If you have more noodles that you can eat, you can always store the noodles. Storing your packaged soba noodles in the correct way ensures they stay fresh as long as possible.
Things You'll Need
- Airtight plastic container
- Cooking oil (peanut, almond, vegetable and olive oil all work)
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Keep the noodles in the packet and store in a cool, dry place with your pasta and rice. Soba noodles don't need refrigeration and should be kept out of direct sunlight, and away from moisture. Plastic packaging provides an adequate seal between the noodles and the air.
Unpack the soba noodles and place them in an airtight plastic container. Store the container in a cool, dark place with other dried food. Some people prefer to keep dried food in plastic containers for better kitchen organization. Do not refrigerate the container.
Cook the noodles in boiling water and cool. Store in a plastic container, mixing in a little oil to stop the noodles sticking. Refrigerate the noodles for a few hours before serving. Japanese summer dishes often use precooked, chilled soba noodles.