Noodles made from 100% seaweed
The Shimabara peninsula is famous for somen noodles, however the Arima-cho area of Shimabara city is well known for this. Seaweed is cooked and melted down to a gelatinous mass which is then shaped into thin noodles. The name derives from onomatopoeia which suggests ‘quickness’ and ‘smoothness on the tongue’. Eat simply with a bit of sauce, but locals add it to soup, salads, croquettes or with eggs. 100% seaweed, so it is low in calories and high in minerals. Enjoy the texture!