Summer Noodles: Hiyashi Chuka Soba

hiyashi-chuka-soba_6798It’s summer, and that means refreshing chilled noodles—just as it did last year! My advice is to make twice as much sauce and keep it in the fridge for spur of the moment meals. It will keep for several days in the refrigerator. And if you have a variety of vegetables and some sort of protein, all you have to do is cook and rinse the ramen noodles.

Hiyashi Chuka Soba: Japanese Summertime Noodles

Japanese Summer Ramen Hiyashi Chuka SobaThese ramen noodles are very popular in Japan, but apparently they are served only in the summer. Below is the recipe as written in my project book, but Ms. Shimbo has many suggestions for different toppings. Note that she says this dish always includes the thin omelette strips. You can use seafood (crab meat, shrimp, or squid), meat (chashu, ham, chicken) and a variety of vegetables (asparagus, bell peppers, broccoli, carrot, chard, cucumber, fennel, lettuce, spinach, wakame, zucchini…).