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Summer Noodle Recipes

There are many noodle dishes in Japan, even cold ones!! I will show you 3 popular cold noodles: Zaru soba, Zaru udon, Cold Ramen (Hiyashi Chuka).


They are all very popular dishes during summer, and you can easily make at home!! Especially the cold ramen is highly recommended!!



Japanese Summer noodle recipes



[Serving] 1-2serves

[Prep time] 10-15 mins (Doesn't include the time for the soaking and pickling )

[Cook time] 10-20 mins

[Storage] Soba dipping sauce: 2 weeks. Cold ramen sauce: 1week

[Difficulty] D *(A=Hard E=Easy)


 

[Ingredients] (GRAM)


[Zaru Soba / Udon]

-Soba or Udon noodle: as much as you want

-Soy sauce 150ml

-Mirin 2tbsp (30ml)

-Sugar 2tbsp (30g)

-Kombu (Dried kelp) 4g

-Ice cube 80g



[Cold Ramen / Hiyashi Chuka]

-Tomato 1 each

-Cucumber some

-Fresh egg thin noodle 160g (for 1 serve)

-Sesame oil some


-Pork belly (or chiken ) 180g

-Salt 1/3tsp (1.65g)

-Black pepper some

-Sake 1tbsp (15ml)


(Egg strips)

-Egg 2 each

-A pinch of salt

-Corn flour (starch) 1/2tsp (1.5g)


(Sauce)

-Water 150ml

-Kombu 2g

-Rice vinegar 1tbsp (15ml)

-Mirin 2tbsp (30ml)

-Soy sauce 3tbsp (45ml)

-Garlic (as peeled) 5g

-Ginger (as peeled) 5g

-Oyster sauce 1/2tbsp (10g)

-Sugar 1tbsp (15g)


 

[Ingredients] (OUNCE)


[Zaru Soba / Udon]

-Soba or Udon noodle: as much as you want

-Soy sauce 5.3oz

-Mirin 2tbsp (1oz)

-Sugar 2tbsp (1oz)

-Kombu (Dried kelp) 0.14oz

-Ice cube 2.8oz



[Cold Ramen / Hiyashi Chuka]

-Tomato 1 each

-Cucumber some

-Fresh egg thin noodle 5.64oz (for 1 serve)

-Sesame oil some


-Pork belly (or chiken ) 0.4lb

-Salt 1/3tsp (0.06oz)

-Black pepper some

-Sake 1tbsp (0.5oz)


(Egg strips)

-Egg 2 each

-A pinch of salt

-Corn flour (starch) 1/2tsp (0.05oz)


(Sauce)

-Water 5.3oz

-Kombu 0.07oz

-Rice vinegar 1tbsp (0.5oz)

-Mirin 2tbsp (1oz)

-Soy sauce 3tbsp (1.6oz)

-Garlic (as peeled) 0.18oz

-Ginger (as peeled) 0.18oz

-Oyster sauce 1/2tbsp (0.35oz)

-Sugar 1tbsp (0.5oz)



[Recipe video]


(Chapter)

0:00 Zaru soba / Zaru Udon

2:34 Cold Ramen (Prepare ingredients)

4:26 Egg strips

7:38 Cook Noodle

8:30 Sauce

 

[Instruction]


[Chapter 1: Zaru soba / Zaru Udon]

  1. Cook the noodle (Follow the packet instruction)

  2. Once it's cooked, rinse until completely chilled

  3. Mix all the other ingredients (except ice cubes)

  4. Soak it for 1hr to overnight (Skip this if you use dashi powder)

  5. Warm the sauce until just before boiling hard

  6. Transfer to a cold jar, add ice cube

  7. Once it's chilled, add more ice or water according to your liking

  8. Done! Dip the noodle, and enjoy!


[Chapter 2: Cold Ramen (Prepare ingredients)]

  1. Mix all the ingredients of the Sauce

  2. Soak it for 1hr to overnight

  3. Cut tomato, slice cucumber into thin strips

  4. Cut pork into bite size, season with the salt & pepper


[Chapter 3: Egg strips]

  1. Mix all the ingredients for it

  2. Strain to a sieve if there's any lump

  3. Heat a pan with vege oil on medium heat

  4. Once it's hot, turn down to low heat, add the egg

  5. Swirl around, and cook until 80-90%, then turn off the heat

  6. Insert a turner to more than half of the egg, then flip.

  7. Cook the other side with the remaining heat for 30-40 secs

  8. Transfer to a plate, leave to cool for 1-2mins.

  9. Slice into thin strips


[Chapter 4: Cook Noodle]

  1. Follow the instruction to cook noodle.

  2. Make sure to use plenty of water to boil the noodle

  3. Strain. Then rinse it until completely chilled

  4. Mix with a drizzle of sesame oil


[Chapter 5: Sauce]

  1. Heat the pan with veg oil on medium high heat

  2. Once it's hot, add the pork

  3. Cook until brown, then flip it.

  4. Cook the other side for a min, then strain the fat

  5. Add sake, burn off the alcohol, then add the sauce

  6. Medium heat until it's boiled, then low heat for 1-2mins.

  7. Take out the kombu and pork

  8. Chill the sauce until cold or slightly warm

  9. Put everything on the plate, done!!

*The meat can be served hot or cold. If you want it hot but it's already cold, microwave it with a bit of the sauce.



[BGM]

-Dance the Pain Away Remix version by Toxic Hearts

-Peace in My Heart by Alex MakeMusic



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