Ever the popular food, the Japanese noodles nagashi somen (“flowing noodles”) are the perfect treat for those beleaguered by the summer heat. Unlike your typical ramen, udon, or soba noodles, you can’t get nagashi somen in any old restaurant. Using a special set-up, thin, white noodles are sent down a bamboo trough of fresh, ice-cold water. Customers then have to try to catch the noodles with their chopsticks before it quite literally passes them by. It’s both a fun and frustrating experience for hungry patrons.

So what does this have to do with cats?

Recently a Twitter-goer caught this adorable snapshot of a kitten in their family’s garage.


“Oh man! LOL! We’ve got a nagashi somen tube at our house, but this morning when I went outside, we had ‘nagashi cat’ instead! LOL!!”

Because if there’s one thing Japan likes, it’s their noodles.
And if there’s another thing they like, it’s their lolcats.

Source: Hamster Sokuhou (Japanese)
Top image: Wikipedia