Salad Udon

This simple and healthy dish is perfect for summer since it is so refreshing! It is a favourite dish for […]

This simple and healthy dish is perfect for summer since it is so refreshing! It is a favourite dish for students since it is so cheap to make, and in Japan can be eaten everywhere at certain times of the year. I am using my home made men-tsuyu since it contains no artificial ingredients, but if you don’t have time, you can always use the ready made variety which is available at most Asian grocery shops. It is particularly delicious after sports – udon is a very healthy alternative to heavier carbs.

Ingredients
2 packets fresh udon
lettuce
cucumber
sweet corn
tomatoes
1 tin tuna
1 pack (about 3g) fish flakes
Nori
My home made men tsuyu
1-2 tbs Japanese mayonnaise
1tsp soy sauce

Step 1


Boil the udon as per instructions. Then drain and rinse with cold water and mix with ice cubes. Leave to rest.

Step 2

Throw the oil away from a can of tuna, then mix the soy sauce and mayonnaise together with the tuna in a separate bowl. Chop the salad items and use a salad spinner if necessary to make sure there is absolutely no water residue left on the leaves. Shake the udon free of water, then add them to the bottom of a bowl. On top of this, add the salad, then the tuna mixture, then the fish flakes, nori and finally tip the men tsuyu (recipe here) over the top to make a kind of soup. Make sure the men tsuyu is ice cold – you can keep the men tsuyu in the fridge for up to 2 weeks!