Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Oh-so-easy Japanese Cold Noodles

我最愛的食物非日式料理莫屬了 那天剛好買了些蕎麥麵 冰箱裡也恰好有從台灣千里迢迢帶回的日式醬汁 就決定做久違的日式冷麵 再簡單不過了

在台灣的時候 從來沒有特別想念這道麵 可是在Vancouver 家裡就覺得別有一番說不上來的味道 最近常常"突然" 想吃ㄧ些以前在台灣隨手可得的東西 自己做好了 就又覺得特別幸福

Japanese Cold Noodles

3 tablespoons usukuchi shoyu (Japanese light soy sauce)* light or regular
if you are using the condensed version, add water accordingly
1tsp rice vinegar
a bit of mirin (Japanese sweet rice wine) *optional, or can use lime juice
Green onion, chopped
wasabi! and a bit of chili powder if you like
2 bundles of somen ( or any other kind of Japanese noodles you prefer)
Bring water to a boil over moderately high heat. Add noodles and 1 cup more water. When water returns to a boil, add 1 cup cold water and bring back to a boil. Simmer noodles until just tender and slightly translucent, about 2 minutes. If noodles are not tender, add 1 cup more water and return water to a boil.
Drain noodles and rinse well under cold water. so it's more chewy!
Mix all ingredients for sauce
To serve:
Divide noodles among bowls/ plate
Divide sauce among small bowls
Dip each mouthful of noodles in sauce and ENJOY!! In Japan, people make loud noises (meaning it's delicious) when eating cold noodles, in order to suck up the flavour of dipping sauce accompanying the noodles!

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