Zaru soba are buckwheat noodles made for cold dipping. They have a firm and smooth texture and do not stick together when cooked and rinsed in cold water. These noodles have a higher ratio of buckwheat flour (soba-ko) yielding more flavor and nutrients. Soba noodles have an amazing bite with a satisfying texture. Cold zaru soba is a quintessential part of hot summers with its cool and refreshing flavor.