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Muraki

Muraki serves black and white buckwheat noodles, which are both made early each morning with flour from Hokkaido and Fukui prefectures. The “black” soba is black in name only, these noodles are juwari, made from 100 percent buckwheat giving them a more robust character than the lighter “white” soba noodles, made from a combination of buckwheat and wheat flour, which are closer to the texture of vermicelli once boiled. You can choose either type for most orders, but I recommend the darker soba which has a more substantial, wholesome flavor — more buck for your bang if you’ll pardon the pun.