Nothing says summer in Japan like gossamer strands of Sōmen (素麺,そうめん) noodles afloat in a bowl of ice water just waiting to be snatched up with a pair of chopsticks and dipped into a bowl of amber mentsuyu.
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 370 kcal
Bring a large pot of water to a boil and set a timer for the time specified on the packaging (but don't hit start yet).
To make the dipping sauce, divide the mentsuyu between two small serving bowls and then dilute each bowl with 3 tablespoons of cold water. If you use bottled mentsuyu, check the label for the correct dilution ratio.
Unbundle all the Sōmen so you can add it all at once. Add the noodles to the boiling water and immediately start the timer.
Have a strainer ready and when the timer goes off, drain the noodles and immediately wash with cold water. You can transfer the Sōmen back to the pot and fill it with cold water and ice to speed this process up.
Serve the Sōmen in bowls filled with ice water along with the diluted mentsuyu and any condiments you want to add to the dipping sauce.
Amount Per Serving
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.