I love the earthy flavor of soba, the Japanese buckwheat noodles. I also like the way they look in noodle salads. Their brown color blends nicely with Asian soy dressings.
In this recipe, the dressing is enhanced with miso, and the smokiness of smoked chicken or turkey works well with all these earthy flavors. Look for smoked chicken or turkey breast in specialty markets or the frozen aisle of well-stocked supermarkets. You can find soba in Asian markets and some grocery stores.