Want a traditional Japanese summer dish? Try our Tsukemen Ramen Dipping Noodles. While ramen is served with noodles and everything else in one large bowl and enjoyed hot, Tsukemen is served with cold noodles separately from the sauce. This way the noodles stays cool without losing its firmness, and the soup stays hot enough for you to flavor and moisten the noodles. What a simple yet thoughtful idea! Tsukemen Ramen Dipping Noodles have the perfect balance of temperature and texture, it is no wonder tsukemen is a summer favorite noodle dish.
So many noodles, so little time!
Tsukemen goes well with with shrimp, eggs, narutomaki (fish cake), and nori. Feel free to add other ingredients too. Whatever you like to dip in the soup! We use our Tonkotsu Restaurant Fresh Ramen kit cooked for only 2:00 minutes, they are springy and chewy for this Tsukemen dish. The cold noodles go well with hot soup and a variety of toppings. You simply pick up a few strands of ramen with your chopsticks, dip them into the soup, then slurp them up. Affectionally called the dipping ramen, tsukemen is a fun Japanese noodle dish for the summer!
If you want you can use our Salt-free UDON noodles. They soak up the sauce and create wonderful richness in the dish. You can use either Soba or Udon in this recipe.
Makes 2 servings.