Patiently hand crafted of hard winter and spring wheat, short grain brown rice flour, and a bit of sea salt. Tanaka family traditionally made as they've been doing it since 1906, now with four generations actively involved at their shop. A two-step drying provides the best texture and flavor. Excellent summer fare, yet satisfying in any season. It is one of the most popular noodles in Japan. Versatile for stir-fries, salads, and with dashi - a shoyu soy sauce kombu broth. A good source of protein.