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  • n. thin, white, noodles usually served cold and accompanied by dipping sauce


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Japanese 素麺 (そうめん, sōmen, “white noodles”)


  • These offerings consist of the foods called somen, resembling our vermicelli, gozen, which is boiled rice, dango, a sort of tiny dumpling, eggplant, and fruits according to season -- frequently uri and saikwa, slices of melon and watermelon, and plums and peaches.

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  • Although the noodle used was different, it tasted very similar to the somen salad that my family has made for as long as I can remember.

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  • We also made your somen salad (delicious!) and attempted some baked tempura veggies (came out … uh, edible at least).

    Yellowtail Nigiri

  • My great-aunts used to make stuffed somen salad every year for our family Christmas party, and my grandmother would sometimes stuff inari packets with the somen salad.

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  • Once we let somen out of the kitchen, I suppose gay marriage was inevitable.

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  • Then again, perhaps the Mary Sue is not so much a negative phenomena as a positive one, redressing in times not so long past how women couldn't do anything and so perhaps writers made their somen do the interesting things they were always too scared to do.

    Mary Sue

  • Except, I was bit more tired and lazy than usual so when the store was out of the buckwheat soba noodles I usually like, I settled for somen, which are really too thin and delicate for this dish.

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  • It called for linguini but I decided to go for somen instead.

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  • Also, I needed something for the whiskers, so I came across these Japanese somen noodles that worked out pretty good.

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  • Now in a non-stick pan, I added 3 cups of water and 1 cup of the somen soup concentrate.

    noodle soup, for the tired soul.


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