Hiyashi Chuka, Japanese Cold Noodle Salad

Hiyashi Chuka, Japanese Cold Noodle Salad

My favorite dish to order was the cold noodle salad typically known as  “Hiyashi Chuka”. Hiyashi Chuka would be served in the summer if you were in Japan, but in Hawaii you could find it year-round. The dish is a basic meal consisting of cold ramen noodles with various julienned vegetables on top, and served with a dipping sauce.

 These days I’m not eating any traditional noodles that would be heavy in the carbohydrate department, so I was extremely excited to find Tofu Shirataki Noodles at one of my local markets (Ralphs)!

These noodles are made from Tofu.

They are gluten-free,  have only 20 calories per 4 oz serving,
0.5 grams of fat, and only 3 grams of carbohydrates!
Oh “Hiyashi Chuka” here I come!

You’ll want to rinse the noodles in a colander with cold water. This will help wash away the juices that the noodles are packed in which, to me, smell like mushrooms.

Yesterday for lunch I grabbed whatever veggies I had on hand, which were a red bell pepper, cucumber, mushrooms, and celery.
You can use whatever you like.
My dipping sauce was made up of a tablespoon of Dijon Mustard and 1/2 a tablespoon of light soy sauce.
Simple, easy, and best of all healthy.
Enjoy!

Hiyashi Chuka, Japanese Cold Noodle Salad