happy 4th of july!

somen slide

I’ve been too busy to catch up on my posts so I thought I’d share a few quick goodies before the 4th of July weekend. I’ve talked about how much fun nagashi soumen is to eat (“somen” to the search engines …it took me forever to find my own somen post) and now you can experience it at home! It’s been on sale in Japan since April, so if anyone knows where to get a hold of one here, let us know!

Thanks to Pete for the tip (from 2 months ago…yeah, I know, I know)! via Tokyo Mango

gyoza maker

Gyoza and ramen go together like mom and apple pie! 4th of July and fireworks! Love and marriage! Beer and peanuts! Stop me before I keep going! Ahem…Bandai keeps coming out with such cool toys! Make your own gyoza with this Bandai Gyoza maker! Why oh why are all the cool toys available only in Japan?

via Akihabara News

  3 comments for “happy 4th of july!

  1. mina
    7/9/2009 at 7:48 pm

    I actually found this blog while searching for a Nagashi Soumen machine (the one that flows around in a circle, not down a bamboo slide) but coincidentally, I also found a place where you can purchase the one you pictured above http://www.japantrendshop.com/home-somen-shop-from-bandai-p-505.html

  2. 7/10/2009 at 10:05 am

    @mina: awesome, thanks for the tip! But wow…$110 *plus* $46 shipping…ok…maybe I could do without 😛

  3. 7/14/2009 at 8:42 am

    Aww that Nagashi Soumen machine looks just awesome ! It ships to my country , im considering purchasing it 🙂

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