Friday, August 13, 2010

Japanese Cold Noodles - Hiyashi Chuuka

These noodles are awesome. They travel well, (I took them on a picnic to the island) are a filling and healthy meal, and they're dead simple.
Cook one serving of chinese-style noodles (the kind that come on in 4 or 6 pack bricks) al dente, then rinse thoroughly and drain.
Chop any combination of vegetables, tofu, fake meat, or real meat and place on top. Essentials are thinly shaved cucumber (done with a peeler) and tomato.
Add a squirt of mustard to the side of the dish.
Assemble a sauce of 1-2 tbsp of soy sauce, 1 tsp sugar, 2 tbsp stock or water, 1-2 tsp sesame oil, 1tbsp tahini or ground sesame seeds, and 1 tbsp vinegar (all ingredients can be adjusted to taste). Add some pickled or thinly shredded ginger, and assemble right before eating. Nom!!

3 comments:

In a green frock eating spinach from a bamboo bowl said...

That sounds yummy - I think I'll be making that for my lunch tomorrow!

Liz said...

It's awesome. I must have eaten it six times in the past month alone :)

Shirley said...

Mmm! I'm going to try it out! Thanks for sharing!