'Yakumi' Vegetarian Condiments for Japanese noodles
Somen noodles (thin wheat noodles) are kept cold and enjoyed especially in hot summer. In winter, somen can be eaten with hot soup. Japanese are good bringing in the coolness to the the hot summer table by serving cold dish really cold or in winter serving piping hot.
Somen 素麺 そうめん、literally means plain noodles.
This is where condiments come in to create your own somen meal.
These are the things I have set on our table.
toasted aburaage (deep fried tofu)
ground sesame seeds
natto (fermented soybeans)
sansho (Japanese pepper leaves)
I have these as well
grated ginger roots
chopped green onion
Usually first bite (or a slurp), I like to enjoy it plain, just with dipping sauce.
|dipping sauce with poached egg|
Vegetarian dipping somen sauce is made with かえし、'kaeshi' soy-sauce and mirin mixture.
By adding shiitake (dried), and Kombu broth you can make simple dipping sauce very easily.