Hiyashi somen—thin, chilled wheat noodles served chilled with tsuyu, a dipping sauce—is a popular meal during Japan's hot and humid summer. This dish is also typically served during Tanabata, Japan's star festival. Tanabata literally translates to the seventh day of the seventh month when it's traditionally celebrated.

Hiyashi Somen (Japanese Chilled Somen Noodles) for Tanabata

Lobster and Mushroom Somen: Somen, a type of Japanese noodles, is popular especially during summertime in Japan. Somen is usually served cold in a dashi-flavored sauce. The sweetest thing about this lobster and mushroom somen is that it took me practically 15 minutes to make. It was delicious, and utterly satisfying slurping down cold noodles with the cleanest of flavors. It is a PERFECT summer recipe!

Lobster and Mushroom Somen: Somen, a type of Japanese noodles, is popular especially during summertime in Japan. Somen is usually served cold in a dashi-flavored sauce.

Japanese Somen Noodles Recipe with Sweet Soy-Ginger Sauce - Served cold - this is more spicy than the one i grew up with...Use whatever meats/veggies you'd like to accompany it..  a summertime treat but really delicious anytime!

Somen Noodles Recipe with Sweet Soy Ginger Sauce

How to prepare chilled Japanese Sōmen (素麺,そうめん), with a traditional dash-based dipping sauce and condiments. The perfect cooling summer noodle dish.

Sōmen

How to prepare chilled Japanese Sōmen (素麺,そうめん), with a traditional dash-based dipping sauce and condiments. The perfect cooling summer noodle dish.

A recipe to make nyumen, a hot soup that is made with Japanese Somen noodles, vegetables and meats.

Nyumen

A recipe to make nyumen, a hot soup that is made with Japanese Somen noodles, vegetables and meats.

This is a great dish for those hot summer days.  It's so quick and easy to cook...that it's ready in a few minutes.  Check out this recipe, plus all the other great crafts/recipe.

Juggling With Kids: Around the World in 12 Dishes: Japan: Somen

Somen noodle with ginger garlic sesame soy sauce - add cucumber, scallion, edamame, radish and cilantro

This easy noodle dish makes a delicious side to go with grilled meat, steamed fish, or marinated tofu. Serve with a side of steamed broccoli or a bok choy salad!

Japanese Somen Noodles Recipe with Sweet Soy-Ginger Sauce

Somen Noodles Recipe with Sweet Soy Ginger Sauce

Natto soba is a favorite recipe of chef Takashi Yagihashi (Takashi's Noodles). Reprinted with permission from Takashi's Noodles by Takashi Yagihashi with Harris Salat, copyright Published by Ten Speed Press.

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