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Hiyashi Chuka (Japanese Chilled Ramen Noodles)

Hiyashi Chuka

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Hiyashi chuka (冷やし中華) is a Japanese chilled ramen dish with vibrantly colourful toppings and served with a cold sesame-vinegar-soy dressing. For me, this dish 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.

See Also: Zaru Soba (Japanese Cold Noodles) Recipe

This noodles dish is served in Japanese eateries in summer, but in tropical Singapore, you can enjoy 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.

Gourmet Traveller 88 Cookbook

This recipe was adapted from my friend’s Janet Ching’s cookbook, Gourmet Traveller 88, named after her website. Janet generously mailed me an autographed copy of her cookbook, and her cookbook is now sitting proudly on my bookshelf of treasured cookbooks. The cookbook was a gift of love from her husband, whom on her birthday, surprised her with published copies of her very own cookbook. The book is compact (therefore easy to refer to in the kitchen) and contains 32 international recipes. The diversity of the food and delicious food photos clearly highlighted Janet’s culinary talent. If you wish to order or enquire about the cookbook, you can email Janet for details.

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28 Responses to “Hiyashi Chuka (Japanese Chilled Ramen Noodles)”

  1. norma — January 19, 2011 @ 6:58 am

    This does look good and I have had cold noodles before, Beautiful presenation, as always.


  2. mycookinghut — January 19, 2011 @ 7:05 am

    Such a colourful dish!


  3. Jess @ Bakericious — January 19, 2011 @ 11:54 am

    Wiffy, this dish looks so beautiful and colorful.


  4. kisetsu — January 19, 2011 @ 1:17 pm

    I tried one cold ramen dish at Bishamon restaurant. They called it Salmon salad. =.=” I wonder is that taste the same as your recipe? I never like cold noodle but the case of this salmon salad ramen, I’m sold.


  5. mochachocolatarita — January 19, 2011 @ 2:34 pm

    it’s a good idea to make this at home. i tried once in a ramen place here and it sucked so bad i am so traumatized by it :S


  6. maameemoomoo — January 19, 2011 @ 6:09 pm

    Cold noodles rock! Heheheheee….

    Yours look as pretty as the ones from the restaurants! ;)


  7. pigpigscorner — January 19, 2011 @ 9:13 pm

    Al menus should have pictures IMO =) this looks so gd I’d definitely order this.


  8. Angie's Recipes — January 19, 2011 @ 9:50 pm

    One very pretty and delicious looking ramen!


  9. Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets — January 20, 2011 @ 2:37 am

    Never knew ramen noodles were one of the varieties eaten cold by Japanese people. Love the sesame dressing!


  10. TS, eatingclub vancouver — January 20, 2011 @ 10:28 am

    Oooooh, I think it is also love at first sight for me seeing your chilled ramen! ;)