Star Festival Somen Noodles

Star Festival Somen Noodles

A festive Japanese-style summer noodle dish.

Cooking time
10 minutes
  • Nutrition facts are for one serving.
  • Nutrition values were calculated for 100 ml (3.4 fl. oz.) usage and 70% consumption of the tsuyu sauce.
  • The Star Festival, Tanabata in Japanese, is celebrated on the seventh day of the seventh month (July 7) of the lunar calendar.

Ingredients(Servings: 2)

Ingredients(Servings: 2)

2 slices




as desired

150 g (5.3 oz)

25 g (0.9 oz)

as desired

100 ml (3.4 fl. oz.)

(A) Japanese Condiments

as desired


  1. Decoratively cut the ham into star shapes. Cut the okra into 7 mm (0.3 in) thick pieces, quarter the cherry tomatoes and julienne the cucumber. Divide the watermelon into easy to eat slices.
  2. Boil the somen noodles, soak in ice water and then strain.
  3. Arrange the noodles on a plate. Decorate with (1), the shredded egg and mikan oranges. Serve with the tsuyu and Japanese condiments for adding to the tsuyu as desired.

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