Cold Somen Salad

User rating: 5 out of 5 stars (3) Reviews

Featured in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin on December 14, 2005.


Cold Somen Salad

  • 1 package (9 ounces) somen noodles
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1/2 package (7 ounce size) kamaboko (Japanese steamed fishcake), julienned
  • 1/4 lb char siu (Chinese sweet roast pork), julienned
  • 1/4 lb ham, julienned
  • 1 small cucumber, julienned
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce


  1. Cook noodles according to package directions; rinse and drain.
  2. Chill.
  3. In a saucepan, combine sugar, broth, soy sauce, vinegar, and oil.
  4. Bring to a boil; lower heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Chill.
  6. To serve, place somen on a large platter.
  7. Garnish with remaining ingredients.
  8. Serve with broth mixture.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Approximate Nutrient Analysis per serving (based on 6 servings):
360 calories, 9 g total fat, 2 g saturated fat, 40 mg cholesterol, greater than 2000 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 13 g sugar, 20 g protein


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So Delicious! Tried several other recipes but this is the best tasting BROTH; not salty or bland. Thank you!! Love that it tastes yum with your favorite garnishes. I added boiled egg, yellow/orange/red bell pepper, red & green onion, and my fav fried vege fishcake.

by ANONYMOUS on 4/6/2023

Excellent easy recipe! Doesn't seem at all like local, but is very healthy.

by HK on 12/23/2021

Delicious! Super easy weeknight dinner that I can prep ahead. Sauce was on point! Will definitely add this dish to our dinner rotation.

by ANONYMOUS on 9/19/2021