Chilled somen

Preparation info

  • Serves

    four

    • Difficulty

      Easy

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Noodle

Noodle

By Terry Durack

Published 2002

  • About

An exceptionally refreshing summer dish, this is the zen of cold noodles in a single bowl – pared-back, subtle, yet with intriguing and satisfying layers of flavour. Resist the temptation to overcook the noodles, as they need to retain an almost al dente bite to keep up the diner’s interest.

Ingredients

  • 200 g (7 oz) somen
  • 6 dried shiitake mushrooms

Method

Put noodles in a pot of boiling water. When water returns to the boil, add ½ cup cold water. When it starts to boil again, add another ½ cup of cold water. After about 2 minutes of cooking, the noodles should