How to EAT Tsukemen.
1. Pick up noodles with your chopsticks. I recommend the amount you can eat in one bite.
2. Dip into soup. And eat noodles. You may eat ingredients and drink soup in the soup bowl.
When you drink soup, you may use a “ren-gae” similar to a spoon. (In the picture first above, red spoon-like item)
3. Repeat 1 and 2 until you eat all noodles in the bowl.
4. Put Wari-soup into leftover soup.
The Wari-soup is to make original soup served with noodles thinner. Because original soup is made for dipping noodles, and it is so thick that it might be more delicious if it is diluted when you drink.
When you need Wari-soup, you ask a shop staff for Wari-soup to be served, saying like”Wari-soup ku-da-sa-i ”.(This phrase indicates ”Wari soup please”). In addition, It would be easily understood by staffs if you point to the leftover soup bowl with your fingers when you say it.
Depending on shops, Wari-soup is always on the table for free. In this case, you may put Wari-soup into original soup. Please be care that in Japan, water is served free of charge, and pots for water and pots for Wari-soup are confusing. Therefore I recommend your saying, ”Wari-soup ku-da-sa-i ” to staffs.
Please feel free to post a comment if you have any inquiry or requests.