Since it has been so hot here, I've been choosing lots of "cold foods", in particular, noodles.
You may be familiar with zaru soba, but I wanted to share with you other choices you'll find in Japan.
Like this rei-shabu pasta. Thinly sliced pork is cooked (shabu shabu style) in a broth then chilled. Then, chilled pasta is topped with the pork and lots of veggies.
The dressing was a creamy sesame...Delicious.
Rei-men, literally means "cold noodles".
This particular dish was similar to hiyashi chuka but this version was chilled green noodles topped with ham, cucumber, egg, some banbanji chicken & kim chee.
The dressing for this was also a creamy sesame dressing.
How are you staying cool this summer?