Somen (or sōmen) is a very thin noodles served cold which makes it a perfect summer dish. Noodles are served in chilled water and the dipping sauce is also chilled. It is a very simple dish but wonderful to pop in between heavy meals to give your stomach a little bit of a rest.
It is summer in Australia and we sometimes get extremely hot days where the temperature does not come down even in the evenings. On those days, I don’t feel like spending hours preparing for a meal. My appetite also becomes somewhat suppressed….