No, this blog has not changed of monomania. You are at the Osaka nooddlivore circle. It’s about somen and niumen (pronounced ni -oo- men), 2 names for Japanese vermicelli.
In Summer, they are served chilled, even in iced water, as そうめん somen. The same noodles, served in a hot soup are にうめんniumen and the name would be a contraction of “ni(-ru” (cooking) and “soumen”. I’m not sure of that.
Well, niumen often make a simple light supper. They are said to be easy to digest.
Kakinoki-take (persimmon tree mushrooms)
Fresh shrimps, boiled. Add ginger, chili pepper and sudachi lemon to the boiling broth of shrimps and mushrooms. Serve with a bouquet of chervil.