Soba can sometimes be used to refer to ramen (i.e. chuukasoba, green curry soba), but you should never refer to soba as ramen. Yeah it's a little confusing but just trust me on this.
I met up with the president for lunch today and to change things up a bit he recommended one of his favorite soba shops in Kanda. Like ramen, soba is noodle-based but the two are entirely different breeds. I'll explain more on these differences some other day, but for now it's time to get in line!
Kasuga (そば処春日), as you can see above, is a popular shop that always generates a line. The Hiyashi Kitsune Soba (冷しきつねそば) is only available in summer and is perfect for beating the heat.
What separates Kasuga from the others is that the noodles have a lot more bite or "koshi". If you're in the Kanda area and want to take a break from ramen to try some authentic Japanese Soba, then Kasuga is worth a visit.
Tomato! So I had dinner with Yamamoto-san and friends again tonight, but for some reason this was the only good pic I took. haha.
On my way home I noticed a new Chinese restaurant, Hakuba (千客万来白馬), in Eifukucho that had ramen on the menu.