Somen Salad

Somen are thin Japanese noodles that are usually served cold. Hubby loves it so much, and to quote him, "it is irresistibly delicious." It is a little bit sweet, a little bit tangy, and just when you thought you've tasted it all, a little bit of heat will kick in. Somen is available at your local Asian store.

What you need:

  • 4 (or more) bundles of Somen noodles
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1 cup ham, cut into matchsticks
  • 1 scambled eggs, cut into strips
  • 6 sticks Surimi (imitation crab meat), cut in fine strips
  • 2 stalks sliced green onions
For the dressing:
  • 1/4 cup Canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt

What to do:

Cook somen as directed on package. Take note
of the time, as overcooking will make the noodles soggy. When cooked, put it on a colander and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process. Set aside.

Meanwhile, combine all the dressing ingredients in a container with a lid. Close tight and shake well to mix all the ingredients.

Transfer the somen to a platter and put lettuce, ha
m, surimi, and eggs on the noodles. Pour dressing on the salad and top with green onions. Enjoy!

Tips, Tricks and Tweaks:

1. Traditional somen salad uses Char-Siu instead of ham.
2. After cooking the noodles, it will stick to each o
ther so try adding a bit of sesame oil to it.
3. Experiment! Try scallops or shrimp instead of su

Makes for a good lunch meal too!


Not Just A Food Blog © 2012 | Designed by Canvas Art, in collaboration with Business Listings , Radio stations and Corporate Office Headquarters