The quality of the soba and the source for this price is simply impossible (mori soba is only 290 yen)....yes, no MSG.
Make sure you choose soba, not udon. Why?....udon is made
from refined starch (just like pasta and white sugar), which is not only
deplete in minerals but also consume minerals during digestion, depleting the
body of minerals. Soba on the other hand containes more minerals (except the
cheap ones that are mostly refined starch).
I am soon off to Toronto, see you in three weeks.