Last chance for Common Grains soba popup, this time in Torrance


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If you missed the soba popup at BreadBar Century City recently, it wasn’t your last chance to taste handmade soba from Sonoko Sakai and Mutsuko Soma of Common Grains, a Japanese cultural organization. As of tomorrow, the two female soba masters will be making noodles from freshly milled buckwheat flour during the grand opening of Soba-Ya, a new soba-themed Torrance restaurant. The pop-up operates from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, through Tuesday, Feb. 21. Last call is 8:30 p.m.

On Sundays the soba makers rest (more or less). That’s when Sakai will be offering a dashi workshop. Her article on “Dashi, essence of Japan” appeared Jan. 26 in the Times’ Food section. Workshops are at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The cost is $65 per person, including tastings.


Seating is limited. For reservations, call Soba-Ya at 310-782-7356

Soba-Ya, 1757 W. Carson St., Suite R & S, Torrance; 310-782-7356. Popup menu items, $11 to $16.


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