Most Japanese eat “Soba” on New Year’s Eve has a special meaning

Most Japanese eat %22Soba%22 on New Year's Eve has a special meaning

Ramen, Japanese noodle soup dish, is quite popular in the world these days, but it’s just one of various noodles in Japan.

Actually, today is good time to know another traditional noodle “Soba” especially eaten a lot on New Year’s Eve.



Buckwheat noodle, Soba eaten on New Year’s Eve is particularly called “Toshikoshi Soba”

The year-crossing noodle is one of typical Japanese customs which is started around Edo period (1603-1867) to let go of hardship of the year.
The origin is reportedly believed that Soba noodles are easily cut while eating.

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It’s not so difficult to find any shops to eat Soba on the street, and you can also buy instant Soba noodles at convenience stores or supermarkets.
Anyway, I’m gonna be the one in 60% of Japanese who eat Toshikoshi Soba tonight.

Thanks for reading.