Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Cold Somen Salad Recipe


1pkg. somen noodles - I used four bundles  
1/2 head of lettuce shredded
ham or char siu pork, cut "matchsticks"
2 eggs + 1-2 tsp sugar, cooked into thin sheets, cut "matchsticks"
1 pkg of kamaboko, cut "matchsticks"
3 stalks green onions, chopped
1 Japanese cucumber (optional) cut into matchsticks

Somen Salad Dressing:

6 tbsp sugar
6tbsp cider vinegar
2tsp salt (or to taste)
1 tsp pepper (or to taste)
2 tsp sesame oil
1/2 cup oil
1 tsp shoyu (soy sauce)
lemon wedges to taste

Cooking method:

Cook somen per package instructions.
Chop, cut, shred ingredients and set aside.
Prepare eggs and fry on nonstick frying pan and fold into sheet and cut thin.

Add all ingredients for dressing and whisk up in mixing bowl.

Add all ingredients in a bowl and drizzle dressing over ingredients for a colorful refreshing cold noodle salad on a hot summer day!!

So ono enjoy!!

7-11 in Hawaii sell these like this!!

Kamaboko (red fish cake)


cooking contests said...

I can't say that I've ever cooked with somen noodles before. This looks like a really interesting recipe. I'll have to try it out! Where di you find it?
~Nancy Lewis~

Reggie Nelmida said...

Cold Somen Noodles are very popular here in Hawaii since the migration of a lot of Japanese settling here in the early 1900's. It's a melting pot of all the asian ethnic groups!
Try it you'll like it! Thanks for the comment Nancy!

pika said...

oh, girl! my hubby is going to LOVE this! (hawaii-boy, transplanted to midwest - haole wife knew NOT how to make cold somen salad!!) ah ha! now i can make it! thank you, thank you.

Bopper said...

OMG, I can't wait to try this recipe. I'm a Hawaiian girl transplanted to Washington and soon to Canada. My mouth is watering just thinking of this recipe. Good thing got Aloha Shoyu over here.

Bopper said...

Wow, I can't wait to try this recipe. I'm a Hilo girl transplanted to Washington and soon, to Canada. My mouth is watering just thinking of this recipe.

KaneoheBoy05403 said...

Howzit braddahs and sistahs out there? I am from Kaneohe and now live in Vermont and have been making this dish the past few years wheneva i went to a pot luck style party. This year i made it for Thanksgiving and everyone loved it!! I did change the recipe a little just cause. i used white wine vinegar instead of cider vinegar and instead of adding salt i kept adding more shoyu and tasting it until i liked what i tasted. ono fo sure.

miranda grant said...

Hi reggie just moved outta Hilo to mainland DYING for all kine grindz ;)
Thanks to you keep it up!