#461 Somen

Somen/そうめん are super thin noodles.

They’re less than 1.3mm in diameter.

They’re often eaten cold, even iced, to beat the summer heat.


You can even find low-calorie tofu-somen.


You eat somen by dipping the plain noodles into a light soy-sauce and fish based sauce called tsuyu.

Another popular way to eat them is flowing through bamboo-tubes, it’s called nagashi-somen.


It’s often seen in garden parties and local, afternoon summer festivals!


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