Tsuke-men (つけ麺) is actually a ramen dish where the noodles are served cold on a plate and the noodles are dipped into a separate bowl of warm soup. It was invented in 1961 in Tokyo and quickly became very popular nation-wide and eventually world wide! I particularly like to have tsukemen in the summer because having a bowl of warm noodles is just way too hot to handle! Plus, this recipe is so easy that I guarantee that once you made it for the first time, you will always come back to it!
|INGREDIENTS (4 SERVINGS)|
|Somen Noodles||4 Servings|
|Thinly Sliced Pork||0.5lb / 250g|
|[SAUCE] Soy Sauce||4 Tablespoons|
|[SAUCE] Mirin||4 Tablespoons|
|[SAUCE] Sesame Oil||1 Tablespoons|
|[SAUCE] Sugar||2 Tablespoons|
|[SAUCE] Grated Ginger||1 Teaspoon|
|[SAUCE] Chicken Bouillon Powder||2 Teaspoons|
|[SAUCE] Water||2 Cups / 500ml|
- Cook the somen noodles in a boiling pot of water.
- Finely dice the leek.
- Heat some oil in a fry pan and cook the thinly slices of pork on medium heat until browned and thoroughly cooked.
- In a big microwavable bowl, combine all [SAUCE] ingredients and mix well.
- Place the cooked pork slices into the bowl and microwave for 1 minute to make the sauce warm.
- Put the pork slices and pour the sauce into each little serving cup and sprinkle some leek on top. Serve with some noodles on the side.
Recipe adapted from [here]