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10 Refreshing Japanese Summer Treats to Beat the Heat in Japan

During the summer season, people tend to feel sluggish and lazy, and the unbearable heat makes them want to stay indoors. This summer, energize your body by treating yourself to these 10 refreshing Japanese summer treats! 1. Nagashi Somen jp.fotolia.com/ Other than being cooling and refreshing, it is also fun to eat. The somen noodles…

Catch and Enjoy Flowing Noodles at This Restaurant in Kyoto This Summer

When I decided to visit Kyoto in the summer, I knew that I had to try nagashi somen no matter what. However, after much research, I only managed to find one restaurant in the area that serves this delicacy. If you are like me and on the lookout for nagashi somen while in Kyoto, this…

Everything You Need to Know About the Refreshing Japanese Somen Noodles

In the sweltering summer, it is inevitable that your appetite might be affected and that you will probably crave for something light and cooling. In that case, why not try some somen which can give you that much-needed energy boost and refreshing feeling during the summer season? Read on to find out more about the…

Somen Noodles: From the 8th Century to Nowadays

There is another type of noodles that has been enjoyed by the Japanese since time immemorial besides udon, ramen and soba – the somen. Usually served as a comfort food during summer days, somen noodles have come a very long way throughout the years. The Early Years umaimon-p.nifty.com/ The history of somen dates back to…

Top 3 Japanese Summer Treats

Summer is here! Open the window and you can feel it in the air, the humidity and the unbearable sun. A part of me just wants to stay inside all day away from the heat, but at the same time I’m still happy that summer has come! Japan is famous for seasonal treats, every season…

Summer: Time to try Nagashi Somen

Somen and Nagashi Somen Maybe some of you already know what Somen is. Somen is a Japanese noodle made from wheat flour that are thinner in diameter than the standard noodles. It becomes a favorite dish in Japan during summer, as it is usually served cold and is eaten by dipping it in a sauce…

Improve your chopstick skills by catching cold noodles!

Are you confident in your chopstick skills? If you are, go ahead and prove it by trying eating flowing “somen”(cold noodles) or “Nagashi-somen” in Japanese. m1.behance.net It is a fun Japanese way of eating in which the noodles are sered not in a bowl or a plate, but by racing through a bamboo pipe filled…