Japanese somen salad

Shirley Makekau


Another family favorite. I have been able to find all the ingredients here in the mainland. I buy my char su pork at Win Co as well as the somen noodles and Nori.


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6 servings


  • 1 pkg
    somen noodles
  • 1 c
    char su pork, diced
  • 1 medium
    cucumber, diced
  • 4
    stalks of green leaf onion,diced (green part)
  • 1 small
    head of lettuce, thinly sliced
  • 3
    eggs, beaten
  • 1/2
    sheet nori or more if you prefer

How to Make Japanese somen salad


  1. Cook somen noodles as directed in package when cooked place in a colender and run cold water over the noodles and let drain.
  2. The dice the char su, cucumbers, leaf onions.
  3. thinly slice the lettuce.
  4. place the 3 eggs that have been slightly beaten in a medium heated skillet with oil and cook one side then flip over to the other side to cook.
  5. take the cooked eggs out when done and cut into strips.
  6. If you want the nori in it. cut the nori into small pieces.
  8. Take out your platter and add the cooked somen noodles to cover the platter.
  9. add in layers the lettuce, cucumbers, char su pork, nori, egg strips and leaf onion.
  10. When ready to serve pour the dressing over it.
    Dressing recipe is listed below.
    This needs to be made the night before you are going to use so the flavors blend.
  12. 1/2 cup Japanese rice vinegar
    1/2 cup shoyu sauce (soyu)
    1/2 cup sugar ( I used brown sugar)
    1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
    3/4 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
  13. Place all in a small jar and shake up to mix well.
    Store in the refregerator untill ready to use.

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About Japanese somen salad

Course/Dish: Other Salads

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