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]
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
- Sliced cucumbers
- Kimchi or shredded cabbage
- 2-3 scallions, sliced thin
- Sesame seeds
- Nuts, like crushed peanuts or cashews
- Carrots, matchsticks
- Cook the noodles according to the package instructions.
- Mix the ingredients for the sauce together and set aside. Mix the ingredients for the seaweed dressing together and set aside.
- Divvy up the noodles into two bowls. Pour the sauce over and garnish with desired toppings. Serve.