How Soba Noodles Are Made | Food Skills

  • Published on Jan 30, 2017
  • In this episode of “Food Skills,” we head to "Little Tokyo" in the East Village for a behind-the-scenes look at the noodle-making magic at Soba-Ya. Watch how buckwheat flour is expertly rolled, folded, and cut into precise strands to produce beautiful bowls of uni-topped noodles.
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Comments • 67

  • MrTingles
    MrTingles Year ago

    those chopping skills are legit

  • Tadao Shibata
    Tadao Shibata 2 years ago

    this is a cool show!!
    I didn`t that there are hand made soba noodle shop in Little Tokyo!!

  • Bagelstorm
    Bagelstorm 2 years ago

    0:01 i've tried making soba many times, that guy is a master cutting them so perfect. Some of mine are either too thick

  • Ryan P
    Ryan P 2 years ago


  • mmddyyyyalphabet
    mmddyyyyalphabet 2 years ago

    Just saw this on Anthony Bourdain: A Cook's Tour on Netflix

  • Holden Kim
    Holden Kim 2 years ago

    No buckwheat?

  • Corey William Kessler
    Corey William Kessler 2 years ago

    Add a public comment...
    I do it forfun and because it is a privilege of all TVcliprs! WAO

  • TheGreatest NasirJones

    Thats fking art

  • Oji_Kay
    Oji_Kay 2 years ago

    Ya'll gonna say where this beat is from cause god damn.

  • Brian Argüello
    Brian Argüello 2 years ago

    These little vids are awesome.

  • Cadigan
    Cadigan 2 years ago

    Yes this seems like something I can easily do at home, can we get a tutorial on how to make the hot wings from "hot ones"? I have the liquid rage hot sauce but I have no cooking expertise.

  • shopps
    shopps 2 years ago +2

    30 sec long ad for a 1:00 video,go f yourselves.

  • EvilAlbear
    EvilAlbear 2 years ago

    soba........ yum

  • Avant-garde Student
    Avant-garde Student 2 years ago

    wow this is kinda disappointing i would have like to have heard the sounds of the kitchen and cooking over some shitty music sorry.

  • Perso Na
    Perso Na 2 years ago

    Do some west coast ones. Fuck Buzzfeed and invade their territory.

  • Allen smith
    Allen smith 2 years ago

    get marshawn lynch on the show it would be epic

  • Kitty Mewz
    Kitty Mewz 2 years ago +3

    music please

  • Dalichuqiji
    Dalichuqiji 2 years ago

    fucking copied from Chinese....

  • nightmarejr
    nightmarejr 2 years ago

    The Latino community has such wonderful culture and food.

    • nightmarejr
      nightmarejr 2 years ago

      Tony Jimenez I'm gonna give you a second to understand it's a joke. Did you not see the Latino chef making Japanese food?

    • Mister Bean
      Mister Bean 2 years ago

      What? xD you know its from japan right.

    CHEEEYYUHH 2 years ago


  • A very judgmental person.

    Burn Sean's mouth!

  • Albert Valencia
    Albert Valencia 2 years ago

    Cold Soba noodles with dipping sauce!!!

  • ByteDecay
    ByteDecay 2 years ago

    What song is this? It sounds sick. All the Food Skills songs are really good, could you guys credit a source?

  • Sara Kim
    Sara Kim 2 years ago +2

    Salmon roe AND Uni? That must be a damn expensive dish

  • Kleva Colombo
    Kleva Colombo 2 years ago

    Food porn

  • Roy Godiksen
    Roy Godiksen 2 years ago +6

    As always, these short "Food Skills" videos are pure Awesome!

  • stvsueoka1
    stvsueoka1 2 years ago

    I didn't know that Soba-ya made their own noodles ... dope

  • Killacamfoo O.G.
    Killacamfoo O.G. 2 years ago

    NYC is so awesome because it has food from all over the world and it is prepared the way the chefs want it to be, adding their own personal touch. I'd love to visit some day.

  • Hazzah Diss
    Hazzah Diss 2 years ago

    chur to the kinas in that bowl..

  • hammer 66
    hammer 66 2 years ago +2

    You about to loss me as a fan,

  • Healthy Recipe Channel
    Healthy Recipe Channel 2 years ago +2

    I need one of those Cleavers for my kitchen now lol.

  • Ben Wizards
    Ben Wizards 2 years ago

    This is like the How Soba Noodles Are Made, TL;DR version, with all of the depth and beauty of a TL;DR of a novel.

  • Solemn Pharaoh
    Solemn Pharaoh 2 years ago +7

    Yall must really be looking to just cash in on views. The video was a minute long and quickly sped through the process of "making" them.
    where's the step by step break down? where's the guy talking and giving background information on his training and techniques?
    Yall can do better, especially since you know people look out for videos from this channel.

  • bugsz1
    bugsz1 2 years ago +43

    So, how are they made?

    • Cypeq
      Cypeq 2 years ago


  • Mr.Kevin
    Mr.Kevin 2 years ago +4

    PLEASE make these videos LONGER... There is so much more awesome/useful information you could be giving us here... instructions, ingredient lists. It's OK if these are longer than 1 fucking minute.

    • Brian Argüello
      Brian Argüello 2 years ago

      Mr.Kevin Gotta remember these are actual restaurants. Can't give away the family recipe!😆😆😆

  • anthony castaneda
    anthony castaneda 2 years ago +3

    Fuck food skills WHERE IS HOT ONES AT

  • KnockoutKitchen
    KnockoutKitchen 2 years ago

    Soba 4 lyfe!

  • Matthew
    Matthew 2 years ago +2

    These wings look strange.

  • David
    David 2 years ago +1

    I thought it was going to show them being made, it was just jump cuts and magically those flat cuts turned into long noodles.

    • Brian Argüello
      Brian Argüello 2 years ago

      Caithlin He folded the dough over a few times before cutting. Once unwrapped, you see the long noodles unfold.

  • Stephanie Hays
    Stephanie Hays 2 years ago

    wow,that's a beautiful thing

  • Trashy Waifu
    Trashy Waifu 2 years ago +2

    Is this the trailer to someones noodle experience in NYC?

  • Tee Carr
    Tee Carr 2 years ago +3


  • Arbhall McDougall
    Arbhall McDougall 2 years ago +14

    Soba always makes me sad. A family friend used to make everyone fresh Soba every New Years, and you really cant have anything other than fresh once youve had it, and old Uncle Mickey has been gone for a few years now. Still. Very cool video, thank you.

    • Arbhall McDougall
      Arbhall McDougall 2 years ago +3

      +nasr husain I kick ass at making broth, but I suck at making noodles lol.
      PS thank you.

    • TheRealNascar
      TheRealNascar 2 years ago +3

      Arbhall McDougall sorry for your loss :/. But now you can make your own soba noodles!

  • Jackson Watts
    Jackson Watts 2 years ago +1


  • Andrew J
    Andrew J 2 years ago +5

    Well that was less of how their made and more of watch us make them.

    • Arbhall McDougall
      Arbhall McDougall 2 years ago +6

      You must be new here. That is what this series is about.

  • imHellaHungry
    imHellaHungry 2 years ago +55

    whatever you can do, theres a Mexican dude out there that can do it better than you and for less money

    • Foodoholic
      Foodoholic 2 years ago +2

      +luis promotions It's a joke that implies that mexicans have greater skills and are willing to work for less. What is there to be offended about?

    • Stash PHL
      Stash PHL 2 years ago +2

      luis promotions it's called a joke

    • luis promotions
      luis promotions 2 years ago +6

      imHellaHungry dude I'm Mexican and you just spreading hate. there's probably a white or Asian dude that has their own special way of making this dish. he just made it into a video and I congratulate him. stop the hate hermano.

    • webfox1
      webfox1 2 years ago

      Wait... We're not really comparing a Chinese wall vs. a Mexican wall, are we? Have you not compared the construction standards between the two? ( *shrug* Just sayin'.)

    • robert larios
      robert larios 2 years ago

      Steve Miller yes they have I've hired a few to built a brick wall they did a good job and it was done in a few day's

  • NumbCorns
    NumbCorns 2 years ago +10

    You must love your job to do this

  • Derek
    Derek 2 years ago


    • Derek
      Derek 2 years ago +2

      wow i should really believe in myself a bit more

  • Nic33rd
    Nic33rd 2 years ago


  • Ethan Miller
    Ethan Miller 2 years ago

    My favorite NYC restaurant!