The full episode covering somen is available at Trails to Oishii Tokyo – SOMEN.
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)Trails to Oishii Tokyo – SOMEN