Monday, March 8, 2010
Hiyashi chuka, this popular summer dish is a kind of cold noodle made from chilled ramen served with colorful toppings. Popular toppings are tamagoyaki (layered grilled egg), ham, carrot, cucumber and ginger.
Restaurants in Japan serve Hiyashi Chuka only in summer, last week just before summer ended in the southern hemisphere, I went to Menya in Chinatown to try their new Hiyashi Chuka.
I rarely eat cold noodle since my favorite is ramen in hot tasty tonkotsu broth but I just love trying something new when it comes to Japanese food. Menya has two options of noodle for their hiyashi chuka, ramen or soba, definitely I chose ramen!
My hiyashi chuka comes with bountiful toppings of veggies like cucumber, tomato, slices of tonkotsu, tamagoyaki and seaweed. I could taste the sesame oil, rice vinegar, and soy sauce on the tare sauce (dipping sauce). Wanna try this cold ramen noodle? You may need to wait till next summer then :)