Picked Plum and Vegetable Stamina Somen Noodles

Picked Plum and Vegetable Stamina Somen Noodles

This is a healthy somen recipe for lunch or dinner with lots of vegetables and meat, and with pickled plums to encourage your appetite. Enjoy with a generous portion of cold dipping sauce poured on top.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Somen noodles
2 servings
To your liking
Umeboshi (or plum sauce)
1 tablespoon or more
For chicken seasoning: sesame seed oil, mentsuyu
a pinch
Chicken meat (white or dark meat)
about 100 g
1 small
* Ginger (julienne)
1 clove
* Myoga, shiso leaves, roasted sesame seeds
as much as you like


1. Take out the seed from your pickled plum and beat into pulp. Add mentsuyu while tasting.
2. Wrap the chicken in plastic wrap and microwave until cooked, or poach it in boiling water. Marinate in pickled plum / mentsuyu for extra flavor.
3. Cut cucumber in large sticks, thinly slice eggplant and mix with chicken meat, and mix everything with the * vegetables.
4. Boil somen noodles. Rinse them under cold water to stop the cooking process. Plate noodles and put chicken meat and vegetable mixture from Step 3 and pour a generous amount of chilled mentsuyu on top.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is a dinner recipe for somen noodles.