Soba or “Suba” Okinawan noodles are different from your traditional buckwheat noodles known as soba in the rest of japan. They’re very similar to a ramen noodle however resemble an udon noodle. The one interesting thing about Soba noodles is that they can be prepared in various ways. We prepared our Okinawan soba noodles with a simple sea stock broth that is basically Kombu (edible kelp), water and some katsuo-bushi (dried bonito flakes). The noodles can be prepared from scratch however, most local grocery stores on the island provide them precooked and also have the “broth” for purchase and easy preparing.
We purchased our soba noodles at the local market around the corner from our house. I can definitely say this is one of my favorite quick dishes now to make, and can be easily prepared with sautéed Japanese vegetables.