Step-by-step: Making soba noodles
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Step 7:( Kirk McKoy, Los Angeles Times )
Use a sharp 8-inch chef's knife or Japanese vegetable knife, pictured, to cut the soba noodles into about one-eighteenth-inch slices. Use a straight edge such as a ruler to guide you.
Bringing in the New Year with soba noodles is a Japanese tradition
Making soba noodles the easy way
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