Editing news in English
Soba Night on Tuesday ending soon.
It is our great regret to tell you that Ichiriki is to be closed on 20th March 2020. So our Soba Night on Tuesday is also closed by Tuesday 17th March after 11 years of nice and friendly relationship with Ichiriki. But as both of us are too young to retire, we are thinking to continue the business elsewhere. So far nothing is decided yet and it may take a little bit of time but in any case we will keep you posted for the development through this website. We deeply thank you for your warm patronage and wish to have the same for our next business elsewhere. Other Soba Canada business remain unchanged with Soba making classes, selling buckwheat in various forms such as freshly stone milled flour, groats or soba noodle and catering etc... Awaiting your call at
for anything about Soba. (Ted) We use new crop of Canadian and Japanese varieties grown in Garland, Manitoba which is nearly the northern limit of buckwheat growing. The varieties I brought back in this crop year was black and large kerneled Koto and Mancan developped and grown in Manitoba, Canada together with Japanese variety called Kitawase which is now grown in commercial scale in the field of my friend and his group in Manitoba. The year 2019 was blessed with fine weather at the time of seeding and harvesting but the drought during summer time gave a big damage to all crops in that area. It rained only total 75mm during 4 months (May through August). And some new variety sown this time was totally killed and lost. So we have to do it again this year. That's the Agriculture. Survived crops were bit smaller in size but taste is nice as usual. In Japan it is said that to eat Shin Mono (newly cropped produces and fishes etc) extends our life for another 75 days. As we are always serving Shin Soba grade of soba for year round, anytime you eat our soba you are adding 75 days of bonus life without realizing it. Please enjoy rich flavor of the Canadian North.