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Cuisine

Abura-zomen

Abura-zomen

Thin ‘somen’ noodles made of wheat became a staple in Amami households after the Meiji Era, and over the years the islanders developed the dish ‘abura-zomen,’ or oiled somen. The noodles are cooked in light oil and various other ingredients like pork, onion, Asian chives, and cabbage. This simple yet delicious dish varies depending on who prepares it, and visitors can try it at any izakaya to find their favorite.

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