Japanese Somen Noodles Recipe with Sweet Soy-Ginger Sauce

Yield: 4 Servings
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 14 oz. dried somen noodles
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated or minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1/4 cup Japanese soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup mirin
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili paste , chili garlic sauce or chili flakes
  • green onions for garnish
  • water to dilute the sauce if it's too salty (optional)
  • steamed vegetables (optional)
  • grilled meat (optional)


  1. Cook somen noodles according to package. Drain and set aside.
  2. In medium bowl, combine rest of sauce ingredients: garlic, ginger, soy sauce, mirin, sesame oil and chili paste/sauce/flakes. Add additional teaspoons of water to dilute the sauce if it's too salty
  3. When ready to serve, dress sweet soy-ginger sauce over somen noodles. Serve cold.

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