Battle of the Noodles: The Difference Between Soba and Udon

Spend any amount of time in Japan and you’ll soon find that the only things that appear as often as convenience stores are noodle shops. In the hierarchy of noodles beloved by Japanese locals, soba and udon reign supreme. However, the differences between these two are often lost on foreign visitors. Read on to find out what sets soba and udon apart and the best ways to enjoy them both for yourself.

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