Dipped Somen Noodles In Sesame Dipping Sauce

Dipped Somen Noodles In Sesame Dipping Sauce

Easy! And really rich and delicious! When you tire of the usual somen noodles, try this version.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Somen noodles
as much as you prefer (be generous)
Kombu based mentsuyu (3x concentrate)
1/2 cup - 100 ml
Filtered water
about 1 cup - 200 ml
Sesame paste
1 to 2 tablespoons
★Ra-yu (best if with chili flakes)
5 drops or so (to taste)
★Grated ginger
about 1 teaspoon (to taste)
★Ground sesame seeds
about 1 tablespoon (to taste)
Green onions or scallions
a ton, as garnish


1. Put the ground sesame in a bowl. Mix the mentsuyu and water in little by little using a whisk.
2. Add all the ★ ingredients and mix.
3. Put the sauce in bowls that are a bit bigger than soba-choko (small soba dipping bowls). Add lots of green onion just before eating, dip the noodles into the sauce, and enjoy.
4. Recipe ID: 1175786 "Rich and Delicious: All-Purpose Sesame Sauce" is the basic form of this sauce. It's an easy to use up amount. Give it a try.
5. Variation 1: Natto and summer vegetables with sesame sauce on top of tofu = an isoflavone packed dish!
6. Variation 2: Cold rice with sauce and summer vegetables. Rinse hot rice with ice water to make a non-sticky and light zosui (rice soup).
7. Variation 3: A noodle salad-type dish made with thin udon noodles, cucumber, shiso leaves, kimchi and mayonnaise.
8. Try adding boiled pork, boiled chicken, lettuce etc.

Story Behind this Recipe

I was bored with regular somen noodles, but store-bought mentsuyu is expensive and I only had a little of it, so I tried making this dipping sauce.