Hawaiian Somen Salad

Hawaiian Somen Salad

Hawaiian Somen salad is a Hawaiian and Japanese pasta salad, made with somen, thin Japanese noodles.

A few somen salad ingredient tips: Somen is a type of skinny noodles that looks similar to angel hair pasta. because somen is really thin, it cooks fast, so err on the almost underdone side. i like to rinse it in cold water so that the cooking stops, plus the noodles are less likely to clump up together.

Presentation: there’s two ways i typically present somen salad. option #1 like you see here: you can place the noodles in a dish (usually a roasting pan), layer over the toppings, and pour the dressing over. i like this layering method when i’m bringing it to a potluck or gathering. option #2, say if you’re having dinner at home or cooking for family: you can toss everything together. it’s faster, and equally as tasty.

Servings: 6 people


  • 2 T granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 3 T rice wine vinegar
  • 2 T soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 8 oz somen cooked
  • 6 oz kamaboko sliced
  • 3 green onions chopped
  • 1/2 head lettuce shredded
  • 2 eggs scrambled and sliced thin
  • 1/2 lb ham or char siu chopped
  • 1/4 cup black sesame seeds



  1. Mix all of the dressing and ingredients in a jar.
  1. Toss the salad ingredients together. Add as much salad dressing as you like and toss to coat.

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