Last night for Valentine's Day, I made Vikki a batch of tempura soba using (no kidding) pink soba noodles. I thought it was pretty apropos. The soba, as it turns out, is plum flavored. Vikki was worried that they would be sweet, but they were obviously made using something like pickled plums, not at all sweet, but the plum flavor was definitely evident, and they were very fragrant.
The tempura to go with them included sweet potato, green and regular onions, mushrooms, and green beans.
The noodles were good enough that I won't wait until next Valentine's day to try some more.