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Somen [Japanese Wheat Noodle]

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Today I introduce you to Japanese wheat noodle, Somen. In Japan, we often eat cold somen with cold Dashi soup in summer as a carbohydrate instead of rice. That is because it helps our bodies cool down and it has better taste and texture on a hot summer day than rice.

In this recipe, I use a store-bought Japanese noodle soup. There are many kinds of products but this Kikkoman Japanese Noodle Soup Base is decent. It is concentrated soup base so combine with water to dilute it right before serving according to their package instruction.

The recipe is very easy.

  1. Boil water in a stock pot, stir in dried somen. Cook according to the package instruction, for about 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Drain and cool the noodles by running cold water. Add some ice cubes and scrambling with your fingers to cool each strings. Drain the cold noodles.
  3. In a small bowl, combine water and noodle soup base according to the package instruction. Sprinkle some chopped green onion to taste.
  4. Dip some noodles into the soup when you eat.

{Ingredients (servings 2)}


Author: fravitch

We have two blogs: One is a recipe blog "Your Home for Homemade Japanese Food". Another is about my husband's book "Accidental Samurai".

13 thoughts on “Somen [Japanese Wheat Noodle]

  1. Perfect light dish for the summer. Love the ice cooling tip! 🙂

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  2. It has been sooo hot here, I am definitely going to try this recipe. Thanks.

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  3. I love the ice cube part. And soup is good for the body and for the soul. If I can find the ingredients I will try it.

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  4. This is great idea to make this dish..perfect during our hot day.

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  5. Ohh, I love somen! I can’t remember the last time I had it though… Thank you for this delicious reminder! Just in time to take advantage while it’s still hot out.

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