This fun roll is for those who have graduated from inside-out roll preparation and want to extend their sushi repertoire. To keep the soba noodles from becoming tangled, bind one end of the dry noodles together with a rubber band. After cooking, pull the bound end of the noodles from the hot water and you should find a bundle of straight, cooked soba. Drain the noodles well, and dry them with a paper towel to remove excess water before laying them on top of the nori sheet.

Nori sheets lose their shape easily even with a tiny drop of water. Soba noodles are not as sticky as sushi rice, so make a tight roll when rolling. Be sure to read about noodle cooking techniques in Hiroko's American Kitchen.