Hainan Noodles/Japanese Somen Salad

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

I like this recipe because it is very easy to make and that there are many different toppings. I'm originally from Hawaii so I've tasted the Japanese Somen Salad. But since I've moved to Hainan, China, I've come to like Hainan version using the same kind of noodles. The Japanese Somen Salad version I got from my mother and the Hainan Noodles I got from observing street cooks here in Hainan.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sauce:.
  2. In a small bowl, mix rice vinegar, vinegar, and soy sauce together.
  3. Add sugar to taste.
  4. Noodles:.
  5. Boil water with vegetable oil.
  6. Put the noodles in the boiling water and cook for two minutes or until the noodles hand from your chopsticks.
  7. Pour noodles in a colander to drain the water.
  8. Put drained noodles in another large bowl and add add cold tap water or ice; Let noodles cool.
  9. Prepare toppings and sauce.
  10. Put the noodles in a serving bowl and top it off with your favorite toppings.
  11. Pour sauce on the noodles and enjoy!


Most Helpful

Love somen salad.. made it for a party everyone loved it.

taz4477 June 11, 2014

I've looked all over for a good somen recipe, and this is it. Thanks!

veggiechick January 28, 2006

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