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cold kishimen

  • Serves: 2
  • Calories: 360 kcal
  • Total Time: 35 m
    • Prep: 30 m
    • Cook: 5 m
  • Japanese: Zaru-kishimen
Cold Kishimen



Dipping sauce:

Step 1

step 1:

First, prepare the dipping sauce. Boil the 150 ml bonito soup stock. Add the soy sauce, sugar and bonito flakes. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for a couple of minutes.

Step 2

step 2:

Thinly slice the long green onion (or leek).

Step 3

step 3:

If you want to use dried laver (nori), cut it into slivers with scissors.

Step 4

step 4:

Divide the kishimen among 2 serving bowls or plates. (The Japanese use zaru, a flat dish made of bamboo.)

Step 5

step 5:

Serve the dipping sauce separately in individual small bowls. The green onions (or leeks) and the other three optional ingredients (sesame seeds, grated ginger, shichimi) are mixed into the dipping sauce to the individual diner's taste.


If using dried laver (nori), sprinkle the slivers over the top.


This dish is often eaten in the hot season. Kishimen is very popular in Aichi Prefecture in the center of Japan.