Hiyashi Chuka ( Cold Ramen )
The weather started to warm up to day so I thought I would make a popular summer dish in japan Hiyashi Chuka ramen. A dish consisting of chilled ramen with various cold toppings and a tare sauce or sesame dressing. In the Kansai region it is known as Reimen. In Hokkaido Hiyashi Ramen. You can pile on to your ramen what ever toppings you like . Cucumber,lettuce,tomato,bell pepper etc. If you eat meat or fish you could add chicken, strips of egg or ham or shrimp. Mine is of course totally vegan.
First prepare your sesame dressing.
x3 tablespoon of tamari or soy sauce
x2 tablespoon brown rice vinegar
x1 tablespoon sesame oil
1/2 a teaspoon of sugar
x1 teaspoon of ginger juice
1/2 teaspoon of chilli oil
1/2 tablespoon of toasted sesame seeds
whisk and chill well
( you could also make your dressing more citrus by adding a tablespoon of yuzu juice or more sesame by adding tahini.)
Cook your ramen and drain,rinse and then soak in ice water. Prepare your toppings. Then drain your ramen and plate . Finally pour over your chilled dressing.
I like to called this dish Rainbow ramen Bowl