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!