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
Servings: 1

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)
1 egg

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. 


  1. moonmomma7/31/2012

    Thank you for posting this!! This looks so great - just the recipe I've been searching for. Did you already post the recipe for the sauce? I don't see it. Thank you!!!!

    1. Hi! Thanks for the comment and I added the recipe for sauce.

  2. Anonymous8/10/2012

    This blog is awesome!! I've been so sad that I couldn't remember the recipes for my favorite Japanese foods. Other cooking websites don't have the right recipe for this. <3

    The other dish I'm looking for is a red-miso cucumber dish that I occasionally ate at izakayas. It seemed to be just red miso paste on top of cucumber, but the taste is all wrong when I try it at home. Do you know what kind of miso or dressing I should be using?

    1. Apologies for delayed response!

      Thanks for visiting my blog and sorry that I can't say what kind of red-miso you were eating. The taste of miso differs greatly from one another and there are huge varieties of them. In addition, sometimes 2 or 3 types of miso is mixed to enhance the flavor.

  3. Great recipe, I will try making this one day.

    1. If you like vinegar, you'll love it!

  4. Thanks for the recipe but I wouldn't use vinegar but it's really tasty!

  5. I want to thank fantastic mixture. I just wine basket it tasted awesome: -)
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  6. It really looks great! Thanx for sharing!

    PS Congratulations for your baby!:) It seems it takes most of your time but it's totally worth it!

  7. Thank you for posting this kind of article it was so great and delicious