One of my favorite go-to recipes is this Japanese Udon Salad. I based this recipe off of a salad I tried from Your Kitchen. Unfortunately, I think they stopped making this salad so it’s a good thing I make this myself! It is very easy to make, here are the ingredients:
I buy the fresh packaged udon noodles in the refrigerator section of the asian supermarket and cook them for about 1-2 minutes and drain them. Then I toss all the toppings and the udon noodles with a creamy sesame dressing. I insist on using only Kewpie Sesame Dressing. I find that they make the best dressing, they sell it in Don Quijote and Nijiya Market but is a bit pricey. Though it does go on sale for about $4.00 at Don Quijote from time to time. Right before serving, I add cilantro leaves to top off the salad. It’s a small addition but makes such a great difference. I hope you get to try this recipe and let me know what you think! It’s perfect for the summer – cool and refreshing!
If you ever get out to Japan, I highly suggest getting the huge bottle of Kewpie Dressing! It is so cheap and totally worth my suitcase space/weight.