This is hiyashi-chuuka(冷やし中華), another popular food to eat for lunch in summer. It's a chinese noodle dipped in a cold vinegared soy sauce or sesame sauce, topped with egg strips, imitated crab meat, sliced cucumber, ham etc. Colorful and tastes light! If you've already had enough of cold udon or soba noodles this summer, try this one! Hiyashi-chuuka package is easily found at a grocery stores and it comes with a sauce! Just be careful to look on the package for the taste you want, 醤油だれ(shouyu-dare) stands for vinegared soy sauce and 胡麻だれ(goma-dare) stands for sesame sauce.
Cooking time: 10mins
1 package chinese noodle
a slice of ham, cut into strips
1/2 cucumber, cut into strips
some imitated crab meat(蟹カマ, kanikama)
for those who would like to make it for yourselves..
15cc rice vinegar
25cc soy sauce
1/2 tablespoon sugar
1/4 tablespoon mirin
1 teaspoon brown sesame oil
To make egg strips, beat an egg. Heat a frying pan and oil. Pour some egg and make a sheet. Take out and cut into strips. Repeat until the egg is over.
Boil chinese noodles for a few minutes. The time depends on the brand. Chill it in an ice water. Drain and place it on a plate. Mix the seasonings for the sauce. Pour the sauce and dish up with ham, cucumber, imitated crab meat, and egg strips.
Imitated crab meat(蟹カマ, kanikama) is made from processed white fish.