Shako ebi : somen chilled vermicelli and Summer shrimpettes

These small grey and pink shrimps are shako ebi from Hyogo (prefecture of Kobe), Oratosquilla oratoria in English. It’s season now. They remind me of the small grey shrimps of the North Sea.

Well, I say shrimpettes because I don’t want to frighten readers too much. But they are to shrimps what Godzilla is to whales. It seems it’s a cross between a shrimp and a mantis that eat its male. Read here.

I simply boiled them and ate them still warm.

Deliciously fine.

Fresh ginger (more about it soon).

Chilled somen wheat vermicelli. To eat dipped in tsuyu broth.

Serial udon (Japanese white wheat noodles)