Hiyashi Chuka is an awesome cold ramen noodle dish. You cannot use ramen from the packaged dry ramen noodle packs, you want to use the good quality fresh chukamen (ramen noodles) from Yakisoba or ramen packs. Recipe is as follows...
Makes 4 servings
- 4 packages of Chukamen noodles
- 1/4 lb strips of ham / boiled chicken breasts
- 1 cucumber
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp sugar
- For Garnish:
- beni shoga (pickled red ginger)
- For Dressing:
- 1/3 cup water / 3 Tbsp Japanese rice vinegar / 2 Tbsp soysauce / 3 Tbsp sugar / 1tsp sesame oil
- *karashi mustard
Beat eggs in a bowl and add sugar and mix well. Heat some oil in a frying pan and pour about one quarter of the egg mixture over the pan. Spread the egg thinly and fry for one min. Make four thin and round omelets like crepes. Slice the omelets into thin strips. Cut cucumber into thin strips. Boil lots of water in a large pot and add chuka noodles. Boil for a couple minutes. Drain noodles and pour cold water quickly to cool them. Put cold noodles in a plate. Arrange cucumber, ham, and egg strips on the noodles colorfully. Garnish with beni shoga. Pour dressing over noodles just before serving. Put some karashi on the plate if you would like.
Source: Hiyashi chuka recipe - Japanese cold noodle recipe