Today is New Years Eve. We, Japanese, have a custom to eat Soba (Japanese noodle, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soba_(noodle) ) in New Years Eve. Eating Soba in the New Years Eve means that we wish to live like Soba (Thin and Long). So, my husband and I ate them as a lunch (usually Japanese eat Soba as dinner in the New Years Eve).
These Soba were carried by husband from Japan and they are instant Soba. Tastes are so-so but they made me to feel the end of the year.