Do you know “SOMEN” ?
How are you?
How is your weather?
Here the main island of japan is still in the rainy season…it’s humid, hot, humid, hot!!!
So today i am introducing you a model japanese food which remind one of a particular summer season ; SOMEN. Have you heard of it?
Somen is similar to one of the pastas “vermicelli”, and they are thin, white japanese noodles made from wheat flour. Usually served cold as a refreshing summer dish with a chilled dipping broth.
Someone pour SOMEN into a bamboo cylinder(a bamboo cut in half) from the top of it, and guests at the bottom or middle of the cylinder catch and eat them!
Of course this is meal, but attractive and interesting entertainment only for summer. We don’t need any manners at the place.
This “flowing somen” is a special event even for japanese people. We cannot do it everyday even if we want to do it.
I hope you can experience it someday if you would like to!