BS1 Sun. Aug. 6

Cold Noodles

Cold noodles such as hiyashi chuka, somen, zaru soba, and chilled udon are very popular during the summer in Japan. However, cold noodles are rare elsewhere in the world. China and Italy don’t have much cold ramen or pasta. Why aren’t there any other cultures that look to cool the body by eating cold food? We investigate the differences in food culture between Japan and overseas regarding cold noodles, a standard dish during the summer in Japan.

A Vietnamese tries chilled pho for the first time. Will she like it?
Our foreign guest visited an area that produces a rare somen in the summer.
Our foreign guest investigated the secret development story behind hiyashi-chuka cup noodles.