Japanese Recipes Wiki


Japanese summer salad with egg noodles and ham. This is a delicious salad served only in the summertime in Japan. I really miss being able to drop by the convenience store and pick up one of these for a fast and easy meal. It's wonderfully refreshing, especially when there's no air conditioning available. Cook time refers to boiling noodles.

Hiyashi Chuka (Japanese Summer Salad with Egg Noodles and Ham)


Soysauce flavor dressing[]

Sesame flavor dressing[]

Toppings (choose as many as you like)[]

  • thin strips of fried eggs, in an omelette
  • thin strips ham or poached chicken breasts
  • julienned cucumbers
  • julliened carrots
  • bean sprouts
  • sliced tomatoes
  • pickled ginger (beni shoga, in little strips)


  1. All ingredients should be as cold as possible for maximum body-chilling benefit.
  2. Divide chilled noodles among serving plates.
  3. Add toppings of your choice.
  4. My personal favorite is ham, omelette, cucumber, carrot, bean sprouts and ginger.
  5. Add dressing of your choice just before eating.