What is nagashi soumen?
It’s said that the style of nagashi soumen (flowing the noodles down a bamboo pipe and scooping them up with chopsticks) was created in Takachihokyou, Miyazaki or Tousenkyou, Ibusuki, Kagoshima.
It flows down the pipe with great speed
If you miss your chance, it becomes the next person’s opportunity!
Since you grab it with chopsticks it might be difficult for foreigners
Restaurants that serve nagashi soumen
In reality, it’s best to eat nagashi soumen at a restaurant. There are places all over the country where you can eat it.
Chaya Kado (Kanagawa)
A restaurant where style and taste is the norm.
This restaurant is in a ryokan and only open from April to October. Its rustic appearance is part of its charm.
At Amidagatakisou, it’s not bamboo but rather natural stone upon which the noodles flow!
This is a restaurant in Kagoshima where you can easily eat soumen alone.
The way to try nagashi soumen at home
They also sell this set. You want to try it, but don’t feel up for seeking out a place just for that…if you’re one of those people, how about trying it at home?
You can also rent the full-blown experience!
How to make a nagashi soumen stand
If you don’t want the plastic kind and you’re worried about the hygiene of a rental stand, maybe you should try making your own.
If you have bamboo and patience, you can make it!
If you don’t want to buy a fake one or rent one, there are ways to make your own.