Popular Summer Food : Japanese Somen Noodle
Somen(そうめん) is a very popular food during the dreadfully hot summer in Japan. Somen is especially good when you lose your appetite because of heat; Somen might be your best go-to food during those hot days. Somen are very thin noodles made from wheat floor. The noodles are usually served cold and some dishes may even be served with ice cubes. You dip your Somen into a Tsuyu (Bonito stock) with grated ginger, chopped green onions, sesame seeds, and myoga. Some places even offer Nagashi Somen. Nagashi Somen is a fun way to serve the Somen noodles. The noodles stream down a bamboo slider and you catch these Somen noodles with your chopsticks before you eat them up! It’s fun to eat Somen this way and you can enjoy a cool sensation the water stream.
Nagashi Somen : Kyoto Kibune 京都貴船
DIY Nagashi Somen
How to make Somen
Here is a funny comedy video from 80’s. Ken Shimura and Cha Kato from the comedian group, Drifters.