Scoop up and slurp down the noodles as they flow towards you on the slide! It’s “nagashi somen”!

At a cold somen party, the noodles look refreshing and are perfect for the summer weather. A long time ago, I was reading a comic. There was in a scene in the comic where the characters stood either side of a long slide. They were picking something up from the slide and eating it. At the time, I had no idea what it was. When I came to Japan and witnessed the same scene with my own eyes, I immediately realized what was happening. It was nagashi somen. Nagashi somen is an event at which water and somen noodles are poured down a long slope. Everyone at the event tries […]

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At a cold somen party, the noodles look refreshing and are perfect for the summer weather.


A long time ago, I was reading a comic. There was in a scene in the comic where the characters stood either side of a long slide. They were picking something up from the slide and eating it. At the time, I had no idea what it was.
When I came to Japan and witnessed the same scene with my own eyes, I immediately realized what was happening. It was nagashi somen.
Nagashi somen is an event at which water and somen noodles are poured down a long slope. Everyone at the event tries to scoop out and eat the noodles before they fall to the bottom of the slope. Do you associate noodles with hot food? In Japan, particularly in the summer time, people wash udon, soba, and somen noodles in iced water and serve them in a cold broth. Nagashi somen is particularly refreshing because it looks cold as it flows towards you in the icy water and it cools you down wonderfully as you eat it. Children love eating noodles this way.
Novice chopstick users should practice with chopsticks before taking part. Even Japanese people find it difficult to catch hold of the somen as it flows by.

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