|First Appearance||Episode 113|
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The Zenmen (meaning "all" and "noodles", also a homophone of the word for "entire/all surface") is Setsuno's special noodle and it combines the great taste of ramen, udon, pasta and every kind of noodle; it is also called as the "Phantasmal Noodles". The Golden Wheat is required to prepare it.
It's an incredible noodle said to attract all kind of people, men and women, young and old. It was first sold on the Zenmen Shop which was part of Setsuno's chain restaurants for just a short amount of time. Tom commented how his buddies at the wholesale market had eaten the Zenmen and were still boasting about it.
The chaffs of the Golden Wheat must be first removed with a knife, then they must be sifted out meticously, specifically shaking the wheat at a steady pace of three times per second according to Setsuno. The next step is to pour 100 liters of Air Aqua in the mix so it absorbs all the water without getting mushy, since Golden Wheat becomes bone-dry from all the sunlight it receives.
At this point a moist and shiny dough is formed and it has to be kneaded with the hands. Since the Golden Wheat is a super special preparation ingredient, it gives out a sound similar to a konaki's voice when it is kneaded and it's incredibly difficult to achieve this. The dough has also to be kneaded like giving it a gentle massage since it's the best way to make the Golden Wheat tasty. If it is loosened up well enough, it will fall fast asleep, and the better sleep the Zenmen gets, the tastier it gets. If the voice that makes the dough sounds younger and female, it proves the firmness and gloss of the bread. This pounding is normally done for three days.
When the pounding is done, the firmness and gloss of the dough is just like a newborn's cheeks. Once this stage is completed, the Zenmen can be made into any kind of noodle depending on how it is cut and boiled:
Udon NoodlesEditIf it is cut into thick noodles and well boiled, it becomes udon with a springy texture. The noodles are chewy like they're totally relaxed.
Century Soup SpaghettiEditIf its batter is cut into thin strips and boiled, it becomes a Century Soup Spaghetti and produces a small rainbow over the dish. It also leaves the same characteristic facial reaction of the soup when tasted.
Suntan NoodlesEditThis dish is as radiant as the sun, due to the true ability of the Golden Wheat. It has super-hot cayenne pepper and danganeros which are special preparation ingredients and it requires to use the correct amount of them, otherwhise whoever eats it will not be able to move for an entire year due to the spiciness. It also makes the eater say "Good Morning".
Mors Oil YakisobaEditThe Zenmen is fried with sautéing on Mors Oil.
Light Soy RamenEditWavy noodles mixed into a soup with soy sauce and a nice texture.
Nagashi SōmenEditThe Zenmen noodles are placed in a long flume of bamboo. The flume carries clear water. As the sōmen pass by, eaters pluck them out with their chopsticks to eat them.
Cup ZenmenEditIt is a frozen dried Zenmen prepared by Nono. Setsuno's company stores ten million portions of emergency cup noodles. Cup Zenmens keep for much longer time because of their conservation procedure.
The technique for using the Golden Wheat to make Zenmen is equal in difficulty to cook the Bubble Fruit. While Komatsu spent three days to cook the Zenmen, Setsuno is able to do it in three minutes as stated by Nono.
Mellow Cola ArcEdit
Golden Wheat Arc (Filler)Edit
Setsuno went to Hotel Gourmet in order to request Toriko and Komatsu to capture the Golden Wheat to prepare the Zenmen. When they finish their task, Komatsu is surprised as the Human National Treasure asks him to prepare and sell the Zenmen. Thanks to his ability to hear the ingredients' voice, the young chef naturally manages to cook the noodle in three days. He serves some variant dishes of the Zenmen.
- Konaki-jiji("Old man crying") is a Japanese folklore figure, corresponding to the Scandinavian Myling.
- Zenmen's fabric voice actor is Hibiku Yamamura
- Udon is a type of thick wheat flour noodle of Japanese cuisine. It is often served hot as a noodle soup in its simplest form, as kake udon, in a mildly flavoured broth called kakejiru, which is made of dashi, soy sauce (shōyu), and mirin.
- Yakisoba, literally fried noodles, is considered a Japanese dish but originated in China and is technically a derivative of Chinese chow mein.
- Sōmen are very thin—less than 1.3 mm in diameter—white Japanese noodles made of wheat flour. The noodles are usually served cold.