Last chance for Common Grains soba popup, this time in Torrance
If you missed the soba popup at BreadBar Century City recently, it wasn’t your last chance to taste handmade soba from Sonoko Sakai and Mutsuko Soma of Common Grains, a Japanese cultural organization. As of tomorrow, the two female soba masters will be making noodles from freshly milled buckwheat flour during the grand opening of Soba-Ya, a new soba-themed Torrance restaurant. The pop-up operates from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, through Tuesday, Feb. 21. Last call is 8:30 p.m.
On Sundays the soba makers rest (more or less). That’s when Sakai will be offering a dashi workshop. Her article on “Dashi, essence of Japan” appeared Jan. 26 in the Times' Food section. Workshops are at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The cost is $65 per person, including tastings.
Seating is limited. For reservations, call Soba-Ya at 310-782-7356
Soba-Ya, 1757 W. Carson St., Suite R & S, Torrance; 310-782-7356. Popup menu items, $11 to $16.
-- S. Irene Virbila
Photos: Mutsuko Soma plating soba. Credit: Common Grains.