Somen Salad

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by quixoposto

This makes a great summer potluck dish. The ingredient list is flexible. You can substitute cilantro for green onion. Char siu and kamaboko can be found in oriental markets. I got this recipe from a Hawaiian friend

Top Review by Amy in Hawaii

I make this all the time using iceberg lettuce instead of napa cabbage. The dressing is really the magic to making this dish sucessfull. I've also used ham, imitation or real crab meat as toppings.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 package somen noodles, boiled or 1 package other thin pasta
  • 1 head napa cabbage, shredded (chinese cabbage)
  • 1 cup ham or 1 cup char siu pork, chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 kamaboko, cut in thin strips (fish cake)
  • 3 stalks green onions, chopped
  • cucumber, cut in slivers (optional)
  • carrot, shredded (optional)
  • Dressing

  • 4 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 12 cup cooking oil
  • 6 tablespoons japanese rice wine vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce


  1. Scramble the eggs.
  2. Slice in strips.
  3. Lay somen inn a 9x13 pan.
  4. Garnish with lettuce, ham, eggs, kamaboko and green onions.
  5. Put dressing ingredients in a bottle.
  6. Shake well and pour over salad.

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