SOMEN *RERUN
Somen: these traditional Japanese noodles are amazingly thin and white. Japan has many noodles, like soba, udon and ramen, but the saga of somen goes back some 1,200 years. We visit Miwa, Nara Prefecture to see how traditional techniques are used to stretch somen again and again over a two-day period to achieve millimeter thinness. We also see how somen works in recipes from curry to Okinawan to even Italian with cheese and tomato sauce. Slurp into the history of somen! (Reporter: Saskia Thoelen)
Somen
Gradually thinning noodles
Drying somen
Various Arranged Somen