Speciality soba shops are rare in Singapore. After all, it is a time-consuming process to turn out the freshly made buckwheat noodles, which are fragile and can break easily.
Luckily for soba lovers, Tokyo Soba on the ground level of Icon Village in Tanjong Pagar has been doling out bowls of these Japanese noodles to a steady stream of regulars since July last year.
Although its appearance on Singapore’s shores is recent, the eatery’s first outlet in Tokyo’s bustling Nihonbashi central business district has been around for 12 years. Just like Singapore’s bak chor mee and nasi padang, soba to the Japanese is an everyday favourite.