Sunday, May 4, 2014

Learning More About Nagashi Somen

A Lot of Work Behind the Scene


The cold meal isn't exactly like making a 3 minute cup of noodles.

Somebody has to boil them in a big pot of water.


Once they are strained, cold, running water gets them sliding down the bamboo tube.

Hungry customers, are waiting, to grab the noodles with their chopsticks.

They lined up on both sides of this stand-up-sort of outdoor buffet.

Sitting or squatting on the lower end, is acceptable but, not many noodles, make it that far.

If the strainer basket below, fills up, somebody takes it back to the top of the hill.

And, they slide the noodles back down the pipe again.

More Than You'll Ever Need to Know 



A gal from Los Angeles calls this, The Table Sport of Japanese Nagashi Somen.

Also see The Complete Guide to The Flowing Somen and, learn how to make your own.

If you can find over 800 bamboo poles this size maybe, you could win.

Ide Town, in Japan holds the Guinness World Record for the Longest Nagashi Somen.

They built the thing over 3,000 meters (10,000 ft) long !

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