Somen noodles are very thin white Japanese noodles made of wheat flour and are usually served cold. As this recipe proves, it is a breeze to make a delicious and filling meal with Somen noodles as the base. This Somen bowl contains a savory-sweet broth spiked with soy sauce and maple syrup, a refreshing seaweed dressings, and plenty of garnishes, including sliced cucumbers, kimchi, scallions, and nuts. Yum!

Somen Noodles With Nori Dressing [Vegan]

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For the Noodles:

  • 2 9.5-ounce packages of somen noodles, cooked according to package instructions

For the Sauce:

  • 2-3 tablespoons tamarin or soy sauce
  • 2-3 tablespoons rice vinegar or mirin
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • A splash of maple syrup, optional (just for taste)

For the Seaweed Dressing:

  • 2 sheets of nori/seaweed, shredded by hand
  • 2-3 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • A pinch of salt

For Toppings:

  • Sliced cucumbers
  • Kimchi or shredded cabbage
  • 2-3 scallions, sliced thin
  • Sesame seeds
  • Nuts, like crushed peanuts or cashews
  • Carrots, matchsticks


  1. Cook the noodles according to the package instructions.
  2. Mix the ingredients for the sauce together and set aside. Mix the ingredients for the seaweed dressing together and set aside.
  3. Divvy up the noodles into two bowls. Pour the sauce over and garnish with desired toppings. Serve.


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