Chilled Ramen (Hiyashi Chuka) with Furikake

Chilled Ramen (Hiyashi Chuka) with Furikake

Hiyashi Chuka with Furikake is a popular Japanese dish that consists of chilled ramen noodles served with various toppings and a flavorful sauce. "Hiyashi" means chilled, "Chuka" refers to Chinese-style cuisine, and "Furikake" is a type of Japanese seasoning.

To make Hiyashi Chuka with Furikake, you'll need the following ingredients:

  • Chilled Ramen Noodles: You can find pre-packaged ramen noodles in the refrigerated section of most Asian grocery stores. Cook the noodles according to the package instructions, rinse them under cold water to cool, and drain well.
  • Assorted Toppings: Hiyashi Chuka can be customized with a variety of toppings. Some popular options include:
    • Thinly sliced cucumbers
    • Shredded carrots
    • Bean sprouts
    • Thinly sliced omelet or scrambled eggs
    • Cooked and sliced chicken, pork, or shrimp
    • Fresh herbs like cilantro or mint
    • Pickled ginger
  • Hiyashi Chuka Sauce: The sauce is typically a combination of soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, sugar, and sometimes a touch of chili oil for heat. You can adjust the quantities of each ingredient according to your taste preferences.
  • Furikake: Furikake is a Japanese seasoning made from a mixture of dried fish, sesame seeds, seaweed, sugar, and salt. It adds a savory and umami flavor to the dish. You can find furikake in most Asian grocery stores or online.

To assemble the dish, place the chilled ramen noodles in a bowl and arrange your desired toppings on top. Drizzle the Hiyashi Chuka sauce over the noodles and toppings. Finally, sprinkle some furikake generously on the dish to add extra flavor and texture.

Hiyashi Chuka with Furikake is a refreshing and light meal, perfect for hot summer days. Enjoy!


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