Yes, it's the return of zaru soba coming in at number 3 on our countdown (ooh, I feel like a Lunch Box DJ!).
Zaru soba are chilled Japanese buckwheat noodles topped with a sprinkle of nori and served with a flavorful dipping sauce. This time they are appearing without their traditional sidekick, daikon radish, which shmoo didn't care for. But I did pack some edamame and one of my favorite fruit combos: fresh kiwi fruit mixed with fresh blueberries.
Verdict: I found just a few edamame and a broken pencil in the lunch box today. Shmoo was very happy with his soba. With his pencil, apparently not so much. 5 stars for Number 3.