“Somen”, the Japanese fine white noodles2013.04.22

When you eat somen, don’t hesitate to make noises! It’s Japanese style!

Somen are very thin Japanese noodles made from wheat flour. It is considered a common Japanese food that is served cold in the summer time.

As you may know, the Japanese summer is very hot and humid and therefore, Somen in cold water is a popular meal to help stay cool. It is very light, refreshing and only takes a few minutes to cook. It is usually served with a light flavored dipping sauce, spring onion and ginger. You have almost mastered how to use chopsticks if you can eat Somen using them.


Never be afraid to make slurping noises when you eat Somen as you can’t fully enjoy this dish if you don’t slurp.

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