Saturday, January 01, 2011

Noodle-out, noodle-in

The Japanese have a tradition to spend the last day of the year slurping (soba) noodles...
'Toshi-koshi soba' as the Japanese say...
Noodles are long, so to slurp noodles means 'long life'...

Yours truly has always been fond of noodles...
So, naturally on the last day of 2010, slurping noodles it was...

And if there is such a thing call 'toshi koshi soba', there will be a thing call 'toshi ake udon'...
Udon (thick noodles) unlike soba, and is made from wheat as opposed to buckwheat...
It is the specialty of Kagawa (or Sanuki the old-name), hence, 'year-opening thick noodles' it is...
So, for lunch on the first day of 2011, you could have very well caught us merrily slurping on noodles...
Happy long life to you...