18 Jan '11, 2am
[Latest Recipe] Hiyashi Chuka (Japanese Chilled Ramen Noodles)
Have you ever ordered a dish from the menu based solely on its photo? Well, I have, on more occasions than one. This was how I was acquainted with the beautiful hiyashi chuka (冷やし中華), a Japanese chilled ramen dish with vibrantly colourful toppings and served with a cold sesame-vinegar-soy dressing. It was not only love at first sight, it was also love at first bite – I love the chewiness (QQ texture) of the ramen noodles served with a tangy sesame dressing. This noodles dish is served in Japanese eateries in summer, but in tropical Singapore, you can order it from Japanese restaurants all year round. It is really easy to put together, healthy, light and refreshing. You can experiment with all sorts of toppings, such as a meat-free version.