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White dish filled with lettuce, noodles, slices of pink edged Chinese barbeque pork and strips of scrambled egg.

Somen Salad

Somen salad is a Hawaiian and Japanese pasta salad, made with somen, thin Japanese wheat noodles.
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Hawaiian, Japanese
Keyword char siu, dairy-free, eggs, fall, green onions, hawaiian, japanese, kamaboko, lettuce, nut-free, pasta, pasta salad, scallions, sesame oil, sesame seeds, shoyu, somen, soy sauce, summer
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 523 kcal

Ingredients

Somen Salad Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup canola oil

Somen Salad

  • 8 ounces somen cooked
  • 6 ounces kamaboko sliced
  • 3 green onions chopped
  • 1/2 head lettuce shredded
  • 2 large eggs scrambled and sliced thin
  • 1/2 pound ham or char siu chopped
  • 1/4 cup black sesame seeds

Instructions

Somen Salad Dressing

  1. Mix all of the somen salad dressing ingredients in a jar.

Somen Salad

  1. Toss the salad ingredients together. Add as much somen salad dressing as you'd like and toss to coat.

Recipe Notes

From Aunty Lily.

You can eat it immediately, but I like to wait a couple hours so that the dressing soaks into everything. If you're making it more than 3-4 hours in advance, I'd hold off on adding the dressing so that the lettuce stays crisp.