Cultural References

Soba
Food

taken from Wikipedia

Soba is the earliest known variety of Japanese noodle. A monk called Ganchin discovered that if he mixed wheat and buckwheat flours he was able to make a dough that could be cut into noodles that held their shape. The best soba was (and still is) ni-hachi or "two-eight" meaning two parts wheat flour to eight parts buckwheat. Nowadays soba is served as a hot broth or on it own boiled, either hot or cold, as a seperate course.

Relevance to Ranma

The "Super Soba" storyline deals with soba extensively. The story is set during the New Year holidays, a tradition that soba is closely associated with.


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