Hiyashi Chuka (Chilled Ramen Salad)

Any dish served with a soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, and sesame oil dressing is a personal favorite of mine. I love this flavor combination so much that I could easily have it every single day for the rest of my life. The combination of chewy ramen noodles paired with cold and crispy shredded lettuce and cucumber strips, savory omelet, and meaty shrimp, makes this dish as perfect as they come.

What is Hiyashi Chuka?

Hiyashi chuka, which means “chilled Chinese” in Japanese, is a Japanese summer dish consisting of chilled ramen noodles topped with various ingredients such as tomato, cucumber, lettuce, tamagoyaki, ham, charsiu pork, shrimp, menma, scallions, and beni shōga. It’s served with a chūka-fū style dressing and a squirt of hot Japanese mustard.

Key Ingredients:

Ramen Noodles Hiyashi Chuka Sauce Omelet Shrimp Veggies


Whisk all ingredients for the dressing in a bowl and set aside. Slice veggies and set aside. Make omelet, let cool then slice into thin strips. Make noodles, drain, and run under cold water.  Add toppings by placing them next to another, until most of the noodles are covered. Pour sauce over and serve with Japanese mustard.




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