Cold Somen Noodles: Recipe #27
A Quick, Refreshing Summer Dinner
When summer hits, there’s nothing better than cool, refreshing meals. One of my favorites is this cold somen noodle recipe. I’ve been cooking these somen noodles for years, and though my version isn’t “authentic”, I think it’s a fantastic twist on a Japanese staple.
So sometimes I make this as is…and often I add cold steamed veg, leftover sliced grilled meats, chicken or fish, the noodles become a superb platform for ANYTHING. I will serve it in a deep bowl and pour the sauce, about a ¼ cup, over the top.
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