Zaru soba noodles are made to have firmer texture and smooth texture so that the noodles do not stick together even when cold. 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.
Zaru soba is extremely popular in the summer: some people can not go a summer without eating this iconic noodle.