When you think of typical summer foods, what comes to mind? Perhaps watermelons, ice cream or some type of grilled meat? We think that nagashi soumen should be the next food for you to keep in mind. In Japan, this dish has turned into an annual summer event.
Nagashi soumen originated on the Japanese island of Kyushu in the 1950’s, and from there expanded into a nationwide tradition. It is especially popular with children! You can create a typical nagashi soumen setup by propping up bamboo pieces that are split lengthwise. You then pour soumen noodles and water down the bamboo, and participants can take noodles while they run down the bamboo.
You can probably tell from the description that nagashi soumen is typically an outdoor affair, but luckily there are ‘nagashi soumen makers’ with which you can enjoy nagashi soumen indoors as well, which is very useful for the situation that most people are currently in.
D-STYLIST Nagashi Soumen Maker
Just like how you can freely arrange the bamboo pieces in a traditional nagashi soumen setup, you can put together this nagashi soumen maker in many forms.
Kurukuru Nagashi Soumen Maker
This is probably the easiest to use nagashi soumen maker. It has a simple, circular design which makes the soumen noodles easy to pick up. However, it’s still important to concentrate when using it, as it is still possible to make mistakes when using it.
DOSHISHA Adult Nagashi Soumen Maker
A completely automatic nagashi soumen maker! You and your friends can especially enjoy watching the soumen noodles flow down its intricate spiral design tubes.
Endless Options for Nagashi Soumen!
These featured nagashi soumen makers are just a sample of what is available on Buyee! There is a wide variety of nagashi soumen makers and soumen noodles with which you can enjoy making this Japanese summer staple food while maintaining social distancing in the comfort of your own home! Won’t you click the button below to begin browsing and give your own nagashi soumen a try?