Hiyashi Chuka - Frozen noodles

During the great heat of summer in Japan, the Japanese usually enjoy several cold dishes, among them there are some types of noodles, that's right! Noodles!

There are several types of pasta that are eaten ice cream, such as somen, soba and others. In today's article we will talk about Hiyashi Chuka (冷やし中華) which simply means frozen noodles of Chinese origin.

It is said that this dish of Chinese origin was brought to Japan during World War II. The dish consists of pasta topped with various things like slices of crepe, tamagoyaki, carrot, cucumber, ginger, crab, shrimp, ham, chicken, pork, etc. The soy sauce, tare or sesame-based sauce is poured over the pasta and toppings.

Simple recipe from Hiyashi Chuka

Below we have the video of our friend Santana Fonseca teaching the recipe of Hiyashi Chuka, below the video you have the list of all ingredients and tips for preparation.


  • Ramen or soba noodles;
  • Tamagoyaki or crepe omelette (grated)
  • Grated carrot
  • Grated cucumber
  • Grated ham
  • Grated chives
  • Ready sauce from Hiyashi Chuka
  • Shredded kanikama

To prepare Hiyashi Chuka sauce 

  • 2 tablespoons of sesame oil
  • ½ cup of chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons of vinegar (of rice)
  • 3 tablespoons from shoyu
  • ½ tablespoon of sugar

Remember to cut everything into strips or grate the ingredients, to make the broth just beat in the blender. If you prefer, you can buy the tare sauce and other ingredients at konbini store.

Some ingredients are optional, the pasta can be stuffed any way you want. Feel free to change the recipe, add and remove something. To prepare, simply pour the sauces into the pasta and then cover with the other ingredients.

Remembering that Hiyashi Chuka does not necessarily have to be served chilled, it can serve as soon as it is ready, it is only recommended that the ingredients be cold or chilled. If you liked this recipe, share it with friends and leave your comments!

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