Chilled Noodles with Sesame Sauce

Goma-dare Somen
  • By
    The Food Studio
  • Time
    15 minutes
Chilled Noodles with Sesame Sauce

A soul satisfying dish of chilled somen noodles topped with shabu-shabu pork. Noodles by themselves tend to feel bland, but this recipe combines meat and vegetables for a delicious and balanced meal in one plate. Perfect for the hotter summer months, this appetizing dish is enhanced with vinegar and garlic flavored sesame sauce.

Nutrition per Serving
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  • 3.53  oz Thinly sliced pork loin (shabu-shabu)
  • tsp Salt
  • tbsp Sake
  • Cucumber
  • leaves Lettuce
  • 1.97  inch Japanese leek
    • A
    • 0.33  tsp Grated garlic
    • 0.33  tsp Grated ginger
    • tbsp Kneaded white sesame
    • tbsp Sugar
    • tbsp Vinegar
    • tbsp Chicken soup
    • 0.5  tsp Doubanjiang (Chinese Chili Bean Sauce)
    • 0.21  cup Mentsuyu (straight)
  • bundles Somen noodle
  • as needed Thread pepper


Step 1

Add the salt and sake to 3 to 4 cups of boiling water (enough water to boil the pork in). Add the thinly sliced pork into the water and cook until the pork is no longer pink. Remove the pork and drop into a bowl of cold water to cool. Remove and pat the pork dry. *The sake helps to remove the undesired fragrance of the pork.

Chilled Noodles with Sesame Sauce

Step 2

Cut the cucumber and lettuce into thin strips. Remove the outer layer of the white portion of the leek and cut it into thin stips and soak in cold water. Chop the inner core of the leek and combine with ingredients A.

Chilled Noodles with Sesame Sauce

Step 3

Boil the somen noodles in plenty of water and drain with strainer. Chill the noodles in cold water and drain once again.

Chilled Noodles with Sesame Sauce

Step 4

Serve the noodles in a bowl, add the cut lettuce and cucumber on top of the noodles. Add the Japanese leek, pork and thread pepper. Pour mixture A over the top and enjoy!

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