Cold Somen Noodles with Sesame Sauce for Summer

Cold Somen Noodles with Sesame Sauce for Summer

These are quick somen noodles that are perfect for a hot summer day's lunch.

Ingredients: 1 serving

Somen noodles
100 g
Chicken tenderloin
about 80 g
○ Sake
1 tablespoon
Natural Salt
a pinch
60 g
◎Grated ginger
scant 1/4 teaspoon
◎White sesame paste
2 heaping tablespoons
◎ Sugar
1 teaspoon
◎ Sake
1 teaspoon
◎ Sesame oil
as needed
◎ Doubanjiang
1/4 teaspoon
◎ Rice vinegar
1/2 tablespoon
◎ Soy sauce
1 scant tablespoon
50 g


1. Place the chicken tender in a microwave safe plate. Sprinkle with sake and salt and microwave for 4 minutes at 500 W. (The amount is doubled in the picture shown here.) Once cool, shred the chicken.
2. Shred the cucumber.
3. In a bowl, combine the ◎ marked ingredients. This is the sauce.
4. Cook the somen noodles and run under cold water. Drain well and plate the noodles. Place the chicken and cucumber on top and pour over the sauce. Arrange the tomatoes just like the picture and done.

Story Behind this Recipe

With this somen noodle recipe, our family never looses appetite from the summer heat.