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Chinese Style Tofu Somen Noodles with Avocado and Tomato

Chinese Style Tofu Somen Noodles with Avocado and Tomato

The nutty flavor of the sesame oil and the spiciness of the ra-yu hot chili oil really wakens up your appetite! Pile on the aromatic vegetables and you'll enjoy this refreshing dish even during the hot summer months.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Tofu Somen Noodles
180 g
Avocado
1/2
Lemon juice
a little
Tomato
50 g
Thin green onions or scallions
2 to 3
for the Chinese style dressing:
Vinegar
1 tablespoon
Soy sauce
2 teaspoons
Sesame oil
2 teaspoons
Grated ginger
1 teaspoon
Salt
1/4 teaspoon
Sugar
a pinch
Ra-yu
a small amount
Ground white sesame seeds
1 teaspoon

Steps

1. Drain the Tofu Somen Noodles very well.
2. Mix the ingredients for Chinese-style dressing together: vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, grated ginger, salt, sugar and chili oil.
3. Deseed the tomato and into 1.5 cm square cubes. Cut the avocado into 2 cm cubes and sprinkle with lemon juice. Chop the green onion or scallion finely.
4. Arrange the somen noodles from Step 1 on a plate, scatter the tomato and avocado from step 3 on top, sprinkle with the chopped green onion and ground sesame, pour the Chinese style dressing over and it's finished. Chill all the toppings beforehand, and arrange everything on a plate just before serving.

Story Behind this Recipe

The Theme of the Week this week was "Tofu Somen Noodle variations" so I tried something out with things I had in my refrigerator. I've been interested in Tofu Somen Noodles for some time, but this was actually the first time I've tried it. It was surprisingly good, but maybe a bit expensive... The noodles were very nice and smooth so I enjoyed them.