Boil the somen noodles to al dente. Warm oil in a pan and stir-fry the chirimenjako and julienned onion and green peppers.
Add the cooked somen noodles and stir-fry.
Add the kombu tea and mix. Turn the heat off and mix in the shio-kombu.
Sprinkle with some sesame seeds if you have them, and it's done!
Use crab sticks instead of the chirimenjako, and sesame oil instead of vegetable oil. Sesame oil would be delicious.
Story Behind this Recipe
I wanted to come up with a different somen noodle dish from the usual, since we always seem to have some left over. Champuruu is an Okinawan somen noodle dish.
Use whatever vegetables ors protein you have in your refrigerator. Drizzle in a little soy sauce or kombu tea at Step 3 if it's lacking in flavor. Top with some shredded shiso leaves or bonito flakes to taste.