Beat the Heat With Cold Somen


Somen are thin white wheat flour noodles which are quite popular in the summer.


Usually, somen noodles are enjoyed cold after boiling and being rinsed in ice-water. When eating them you usually dip the somen into a cold soy-based soup called “Tsuyu”.

There is also a popular social way to enjoy somen during the summer known as “nagashi somen” or “flowing somen”. In nagashi somen the noodles are put into a bamboo flume with fast-flowing water. Those participating then have to catch the somen as it flows by with their chopsticks.


This refreshing summer dish is a must for anyone looking to experience the Japanese summer vibe!