I used to not like eating soba salads - soba in combination with vegetables tossed in an oily salad dressing. The idea of the noodles getting mushy was what turned me off. But I have managed to solve that problem by tossing the salad separately from the oily dressing. The vegetables get their coat of dressing but not the soba, until you mix up the whole thing together- which can wait till last minute. The noodles get a quick dip in a soy bonito broth. This gives the noodles some flavor. My soba salad is a two step process, and maybe not for everyone but I like serving soba salads this way. You can use any combination of vegetables and salad dressing with soba. These noodles are pretty adaptable.
I am offering a soba yoga community class this coming Saturday, June 13 from 10-11:30am. It's very short for a cooking class but just enough to finish a batch of noodles by hand and get a little work out kneading. I consider making soba, yoga so if you want to explore this idea, join me. To register, e mail me at [email protected]