Soba noodle soup is one of my favorite lunch dishes.
Growing up in Japan, I ate a lot of noodle soup for lunch.
One of the reasons was that I was a huge noodle fan, but when I was old enough to use the stove, noodle soup was one of the easiest to make myself.
You may be wondering why it’s named Fox.
When you add this fried soy bean curd, we call it Fox (or Kitsune in Japanese).
They say it is because Fried bean curd is fox’s favorite food or/and it has the color of fox’s fur.
You cook the curd in soy sauce based sweet broth first before adding to the soup.
And green comes from this beautiful seaweed, called “Aosa.”
My sister recently visited us from Japan, and she brought it for me.
It’s dried seaweed, and it’s crunchy as it is, but when you add it to soup, it quickly becomes softened and you can enjoy a different texture.
I like mine with a sprinkle of this Japanese spice called “Shichimi.”
Ultimate comfort food for sure!