Hawaiian Somen Salad
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.
- 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