May 15th, 2011

Sōmen Lunch

Posted in Food, Lately 5 Comments

お天気の良い暖かい土曜の午後、なんだかさっぱりしたお素麺が食べたくなりました。

小さい頃はお素麺なんてあんまり美味しいとは思わなかったのに。

でも今となっては分かるようになりました。昔うちのおじいちゃんおばあちゃんが夏になると毎日のように好んで食べていたのが。

日本の蒸し暑い夏の午後を思い出しながら食べたおそうめんはひんやり、あっさり。

トッピングには、ねぎ、生姜、ごま、わかめ、そして卵焼きをスライスしたもの。

このシンプルな味の組み合わせが美味しいんです。

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It was a pleasant sunny Saturday afternoon, my friend and I were just hanging out, chatting, taking pictures, chatting, taking more pictures, etc….

I felt like Sōmen (very thin, white Japanese noodles), and I made us a quick lunch.

Sōmen was served cold with a light flavoured dipping sauce; Tsuyu (a katsuobushi-based sauce). The green onion, ginger, sesame seeds, wakame (seaweed) and the thinly sliced egg omelette…. I like to put a little bit everything in my dipping sauce to enjoy the flavour together.

I didn’t used to like Sōmen when I was a child, but now I understand why my grandparents loved it so much.

Sōmen tastes like summer, the long hot summer in Japan that seemed to go on forever.

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5 Responses to “Sōmen Lunch”

  1. This looks so delicious! And the beautiful light coming in to the spacious apartment – so lovely!

  2. Shirley says:

    I love how your room looks, the light is just beautiful. Are you all settled in already from the move? =)

  3. natsumi says:

    Hi Shirley,

    Thank you for your warm words! I’m almost settled in my new place, but I still have lots of home projects I’d like to do! More organizing ;)

  4. Kumiko Ide says:

    Wow, this looks so delicious. Definitely captures the essence of what a Japanese summer feels like (and tastes like!).

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