Tei An Now Open!

Yes, it's true Tei An is finally open for business. I promise you it was worth the wait. You can't get this kind of food just anywhere in America, much less in the heart of Texas.

The sobalier, the soba noodle chef, is a time-honored craftsman (like the sushi chef but with noodles).

The story of the soba noodle is actually very fascinating. Soba noodle tradition originated during the Edo period of Japan where inhabitants were more susceptible to beri beri because of eating large amounts of white rice which is low in thiamine. Thus eating thiamine-rich buckwheat noodles became a way to combat this deficiency. 1

Watch a sobalier prepare noodles in this YouTube video:
Soba Noodles

Another great link about soba noodles.