How to cook Japanese style somen

I feel in love with eating cold noodles when I was in Japan. The weather in summer is so hot you do not feel like eating anything hot.

At first I was a bit uneasy about cold noodles, I never had any and thought it was strange eating cold food. But when I ate it, wow! It’s v v v good. So today, I made somen for lunch.

Somen is very easy to make. I bought my soy sauce (tsuyu) at Daiso for $2. It was the same taste as the ones I have in Japan. Yeah!

I also bought 300g of somen from Daiso. This is half the portion:
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1. Bring your water to boil
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2. Then put in the noodles by slowly releasing you grip like you are milking a cow.
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It cooks really quickly
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You don’t want it too chewy or mushy. Have a taste and if it’s done, take all of them out and wash under running cold water to wash off the startch.

Then serve it by soaking it in cold water.
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Serve your tsuyu in a bowl (here I use a cup).
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TO eat: take some noodles and dip it in the sauce then slurp loudly. It’s ok to slurp, in fact it’s more polite to slurp really loudly. ha ha

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