Japanese Noodles – Menrui

Posted on 31 December 2012 by admin     

8 oz. noodles, uncooked

1. Bring 6 c. of water to a boil. Add noodles and return water to a boil, stirring occasionally. Cook for about 20 minutes or until noodles are soft.
2. Drain noodles in a colander and rinse in cold water to stop the cooking process.
3. For hot noodles: set noodles aside and prepare broth.
4. For cold noodles: put noodles in refrigerator to cool while preparing the dipping sauce.

Broth ingredients:
3 c. water
1 tbsp. dashinomoto*
4 tbsp. soy sauce
1 tbsp. sugar (or to taste)
chopped scallions or dried pepper flakes (optional)

1.Combine all broth ingredients in a pan and bring to a boil. Add noodles and bring to a boil again to heat noodles.
2.Remove from heat and serve noodles with broth in 4 individual bowls.
3.Top noodles with chopped scallions or dried red pepper flakes, if desired.

Dipping Sauce:
2 c. water
1 tsp. dashinomoto
6 tbsp. soy sauce
2 tsp. sugar (or to taste)
sliced cucumbers and canned
mandarin oranges (optional)

Mix together all ingredients and pour into 4 small dishes for dipping.
Divide noodles among 4 bowls and garnish with sliced cucumber and mandarin oranges. Serve with dipping sauce.

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