I have learned to cook zaru soba in Japan, but mostly thanks to the book The Book of Soba by James Udesky. There is a bit of process involved, but here you can find the step by step instructions. The soba is Vegan, and the tempura Vegetarian (egg in the batter), but you can make a vegan batter by omitting the egg. Apparently it works just fine! Let me know if you try!
The tablecloth is shibori (Japanese tie-dye) and natural indigo dye.
Photos and Recipes by Alessandra Zecchini ©