Cold Salad-Style Udon Noodles with Tomatoes and Shiso Leaves

Cold Salad-Style Udon Noodles with Tomatoes and Shiso Leaves

This is a recipe for refreshing and delicious cold salad-style udon noodles. The fresh shiso leaves, the sour-sweet tomatoes, and the rich-flavor and crunchiness of the fried onions are addictive.

Ingredients: 1 serving

Frozen udon noodles
1 packet
Shiso leaves
5 leaves
Fried onions
1 tablespoon
2 x concentrate mentsuyu (use as is)
2 tablespoons


1. Prepare the udon noodles as directed on the package. I used microwavable noodles this time.
2. Place the noodles in a colander and rinse under running water to cool. Cut the tomatoes into 1 cm cubes. Remove the shiso leaf stems, and cut them in half lengthwise. Pile and roll them up and cut them into thin strips.
3. Drain the udon noodles, transfer onto a serving plate, top them with fried onions and tomatoes in that order, swirl in the mentsuyu, add the shiso leaves on top and it is done.
4. Here are the udon noodles that I used this time. This can be cooked in a microwave instead of boiling, so it's especially perfect for a hot summer day!

Story Behind this Recipe

I was introduced to these delicious udon noodles that I can microwave instead of boiling, so I made a delicious and refreshing dish that is easy to make even on a hot summer day.