Anyways, this is a soba shop so let's talk about the soba. Cocoron's soba is heavenly. The buckwheat noodles are made in-house daily. I recommend the dipping soba because it's just more fun. Also, I am a die-hard Tsukemen fan, where the noodles are cooked al dente to accompany the boiling hot broth. This prevents the noodles from overcooking. Overcooking is bad. Therefore, every single bite has more or less the same texture and bite. No more mushy noodles! I love it. I got the Yokozuna Dip Soba, which is made from Onion, Cabbage, Bean Sprouts, Chasiu Pork, Wakame Seaweed, Minced Pork, Corn, Garlic, and Butter in a Sesame Miso Dipping Sauce. All the flavors essentially melt into each other, creating a hearty stew of glorious, umami tastes. While dipping, take the time to appreciate the fragrance of the dipping sauce to enhance your eating experience. FUN FACT: Check out their website for some Japanese noodle manga.
The dipping sauce is not meant for drinking as it is. Until you finish your soba, it is meant only for dipping. Towards the end of your meal, Cocoron will provide a small pot of hot sobayu (soba water). This is the water that the soba noodles have been boiled in. This starchy water is rich in Vitamin B. Pouring it into the dipping sauce creates an exciting broth for your enjoyment.
TIP: Cash only; It's a small shop so go early or be ready to wait.
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61 Delancey St.
New York, NY 10002
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