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fried thin white noodles with mushrooms

Fried Thin White Noodles with Mushrooms


Step 1

step 1:

Wipe the shiitake mushrooms with a wet paper towel. Cut off the stems and cut each cap into 4 pieces. Cut off the roots of the shimeji mushrooms.

Step 2

step 2:

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 3

step 3:

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 4

step 4:

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 5

step 5:

Heat the salad oil in a frying pan and saute the mushrooms on medium heat. Add the noodles and sear.

Step 6

step 6:

Add the salt and soy sauce. Saute and stir for a couple of minutes.

Yaki-sōmen shiitake-itame


Because the thin white noodles are so thin, the soy sauce soaks into them very well and makes this dish very delicious.