Soba Boro are traditional Japanese cookies that are made from buckwheat and have a hard, biscotti-like texture. They are a historic confection that’s very famous and local to the city of Kyoto.
Kawamichiya, a shop with over 300 years of history in Kyoto, based their Soba Boro recipe off of Soba noodles made with 100% buckwheat flour. They decided that taking their family-secret soba noodle recipe and turning it into a confection would be a great idea, and they were not wrong.
Usually, Soba Boro cookies contain a half-and-half mixture of buckwheat and wheat flours, but these particular cookies use a higher ratio of buckwheat flour, so you can enjoy the aroma and nuttiness of buckwheat. They also come in cute plum blossom and round shapes.
Enjoy the authenticity of these traditional cookies and the nutty aroma from the buckwheat flour. These cookies will pair perfectly with a cup of hot green tea.
- Net contents: 190g
- Main ingredients: Buckwheat flour, sugar, eggs, baking soda, wheat flour
- Potential allergens: Wheat, buckwheat
- Made in Japan
- AAnonymousVerified BuyerI recommend this productRated 5 out of 5 stars10/19/23Kawamichiya Soba Boro Japanese Buckwheat Cookies 190g
These cookies are delicious with simple ingredients, and there are no additives. I like them a lot!
- AAdamVerified BuyerI recommend this productRated 4 out of 5 stars8/2/23Very tasty with nice presentation!
These cookies are really nice. They have a great crunch, somewhat strong grainy flavor, and a nice mild sweetness. They finish with a nutty aftertaste. Perfect to pair with some tea or coffee. Somewhat reminiscent of Italian biscotti, but with a better texture in my opinion.
The box they come in is fairly fancy, wrapped in paper and with multiple layers of packing to keep the cookies safe. These would be perfectly giftable.
Slightly overpriced given the amount of cookies received but all in all I'm very happy with these!
- PGPamela G.Verified BuyerI recommend this productRated 5 out of 5 stars7/4/23Incredible and very special cookies
I bought a small bag of these on another site. My mind went back to my apartment in Kyoto in 1992 where I could walk to a very small business and buy these fresh. They represent plum blossoms. I ate the first box of soba boro as soon as it arrived from Japanese Taste. I NEVER eat sweets that fast.
- SSSachi S.Verified BuyerI recommend this productRated 5 out of 5 stars6/17/23Healthy and great
My kids also love those. Will buy again.
- RRKVerified BuyerI recommend this productRated 5 out of 5 stars4/24/23Quick Ship
Arrived quickly with no breakage.