Many Japanese eat "soumen noodle" very often at home during the summer.
We prepare various toppings for each family or person.
Leak, spring onion, grated ginger, shiso, myoga, cucumber, tomato, thin omelette, eggplant, deep fried tofu, grated yam potato, steamed chicken, boiled pork, simmered mushrooms, pickled plum, etc.
Summer is very hot and humid in Japan, so very refresh when we eat somen.
However, the kitchen is very hot, because we need to boil much water for soumen.
Especially if someone requests tempura with soumen, the kitchen will be hell.😭