Didn’t your mother ever tell you not to play with your food? Mine didn’t, she told me to never to start an article with a lame and clichéd question… Sorry, Mom. Anyway, the Noodle Slide is an Americanized version of an ancient Japanese tradition of eating somen.
During the summer, somen noodles are eaten out of a long bamboo trough flowing with fish or seaweed broth, The objective is to pluck the noodles out of the flowing current. The Noodle Slide brings that experience home for around $118.