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cold thin white noodles

  • Serves: 4
  • Calories: 308 kcal
  • Japanese: Sōmen
Cold Thin White Noodles
Ingredients

ingredients:

condiments:

Dipping sauce:

Step 1

step 1:

To prepare the dipping sauce, first boil bonito & sea tangle (or bonito) soup stock. Add the the mirin (or sugar) and soy sauce. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for a couple of minutes. Chill a few hours.

Step 2

step 2:

Thinly slice the green onion (or leek). Grate ginger (optional).

Step 3

step 3:

Pour the water into a pan. Bring to a boil and add the dried thin white noodles (dried sōmen). Boil for 2 minutes, or follow the cooking instructions on the bag.

Step 4

step 4:

Add a cup of cold water to the pan if the water starts to boil over. After boiling, drain the noodles in a colander and quickly run cold water over them.

Step 5

step 5:

Because too much starch and salt on the noodles can make them taste slimy, wash them with your hands under cold running water to remove any extra starch.

Step 6

step 6:

Divide the noodles among 4 serving bowls and add 240 ml water to each bowl. If you like it more chilled, add a few ice cubes.

Step 7

step 7:

Serve the dipping sauce separately in individual small bowls. The condiments are mixed into the dipping sauce to the individual diner's taste.

Sōmen

comment:

This dish is very popular in the hot season. Because sōmen are thin, they are easy to eat.

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