Morikawa Ume Soumen (Dried Noodle) with Dipping Sauce
Cold noodles are great for Summer or hot weather like Singapore. One of the most popular Japanese noodle dishes is Zaru Soba. It’s cold buckwheat noodle (Soba) served on a bamboo plate (Zaru) with dipping sauce.
The reason why I used Morikawa Ume Soumen (Dried “pink”noodle) is to support the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October) ~ Pink Ribbon Campaign.
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM)) is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention and cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer. (read more)
200g Morikawa Ume Soumen (1 packet)
This Ume Soumen is fragrant and it had a sweet taste of plum after cooked.
- Boil water in a large pot or wok. Add dried noodles in the boiling water, gently stirring noodles with chopsticks. Boil dried noodles for about 3 minutes or follow the package instructions.
- Drain hot noodles and rinse the noodles under running water and drain well.
- Chill noodles in the fridge for few hours.
- Pour ice water over noodles to loosen, drain well and divide into 3 to 4 equal portion on bamboo plates or serving plates.
- Garnish with finely chopped spring onion, shredded carrot and shredded cucumber or nori seaweed and bonito flakes on top of noodles with a bowl of dipping sauce.
3/4 tsp Hondashi granules (refer here)
1 1/2 cups Water
4 1/2 tbsp Mirin
6 tbsp Kikkomann soy sauce
- Bring all the above ingredients to boil and simmer at low heat for 5 minutes and leave to cool and serve into 3-4 small bowls.
- Mix some wasabi paste and chopped spring onion in the dipping sauce.
- Then using chopsticks, pick up a small amount of noodles from the tray and swirls it in the dipping sauce before eating.
Hi Friends, Here is an interesting recipe using Morikawa Ume Soumen that I would like to share with all of you. I got this recipe from a TV magazine before Chinese New Year and the Pink Soba looks so beautiful, I think some of you might like to try this recipe. (updated 14/Oct)
Morikawa Ume Soumen is available at Takashimaya.
This is really TOO pretty to eat! OMG, it's beautiful! Thank you for this Ann. I should serve this everyday … my daughter will love meal times! 🙂
Dear Friends, Thank you for your lovely comments. Please try to make something in pink and post up in your blog to support the Breast Cancer Foundation 🙂
Hi Shirley, Yes the somen looks pretty but I am sure you can take better picture than mine.
Cooking Gallery ~ Thank you 🙂
Jess ~ Too bad…hahaa, my family loves cold noodles very much and I usually cook it at least once a month.
Kris ~ You're so sweet and thank you for your nice words.
Ah Ping ~ hehee I'm sure you also made Pink Bento right?
Angel ~ After looking at it, then quickly eat it!!
Cheah ~ thanks.
Wendy ~ 最近在忙什么？好像很久没看到你上菜。是不是有了。。。;D
忙里偷闲来坐坐, 粉红色的面, 看了赏心悦目, 真舍不得吃啊!
O my look at the amazing colors of those noodles!! I never knew they excisted!
cute nooodles! my favorite color 😉
have a lovely weekend!
jen @ http://www.passion4food.ca
Magnificent color on this dish. And the dipping sauce is perfect.
Stunning presentation!! Love ume noodles and you've created culinary art with them here!
I love noodles, but first time to see pink soba. Interesting! Happy Weekend!
Ann, this is just gorgeous and a perfect way to support Breast Cancer awareness 🙂
Just one word will suffice, Ann….'Lovely'!
Pink noodles?? I can't bear to eat them.
I see so many pink this month, and this pink noodle is definitely a special one! So lovely!
Yes, the post I have been waiting for, your PFB Challenge cold noodles…. this would be my first time having pink cold noodles, must taste as great as it looks..
Sawadee from Bangkok,
Anncoo..thanks for sharing this simple yet tasty cold pink soba. Yes, this is definitely good for our hot weather 🙂
Ann, this soumen looks so pretty, though I am not cold noodle person but I would like to have some of this!
Woah what a cool color. Looks very refreshing!
Looks fab!! I've never had pink noodles before…looks awesome!!
This looks totally beautiful Ann!! I love the soft colour and I do love somen noodles as well. Very light yet tasty…
These somen look so pretty! Healthy too!
Thanks ALL for your sweet compliments.
Mary ~ Coco pasta sounds interesting. Have you seen pasta used by squids ink?
Delphcotecuisine ~Thanks for visiting.
Denise ~ Thanks you 🙂 You can get the noodles at Takashimaya or Medi-ya.
love the color..looks so perfect and yummy!!
So pretty! I've never seen soba in this colour before!
the color is beautiful! and i love dipping sauces so i know I will enjoy it!
Sorry Ann 😛 In my first comment I forgot to ask you where you bought these noodles (supermarket or grocery?) from – I've never seen them here…
OMG!! These noodles are shocking and so beautiful at the same time! I love it! And it's fantastic that you are trying to raise awareness about breast cancer through your blog. I must look out for these now….
absoltly fantastic these pink noodles and perfect this mounth
thanks for sharing
Bises from France
Wow..I have never seen such beautiful noodles…PINK!!! These noodles would be great for wedding day, too 😀 I have just seen coco pasta yesterday and now I see pink ones. Maybe I should try to make them 🙂
wow, pink noodles, my nieces would love those,
this is such a pretty meal perfect for the occasion
The pink color is so pretty, love it!
I love the pink color! So pretty and sounds delicious!
Beautiful noodles !!
quelle jolie couleur, je ne savais pas que cela pouvait exister.
joli réalisation pour une joli cause !
A perfect color for a very important cause! Pink noodles are lovely!
Pink color noodles looks so nice to see
what a great colour of this pasta! 🙂
Those pink coloured noodles look so goood.
Thank you for raising awareness.
Belinda ~ You can find the pink noodles in Japanese store.
Jess ~ hahaa…try it when you've the time.
Zoe ~ would like to make something pink to support this cause ;))
Tigerfish ~ Thank you very much for your compliments. BTW have you been to a Japanese restaurant at Paragon B1? I don't remember the name of that restaurant but they make fresh soba on the spot at the open kitchen.
Hanushi ~ You're welcome.
Aipi ~ Thank you for visiting.
Chris ~ My husband prefers the original type because this Ume has a sweet smells.
Thank you Lequan 🙂 You are so sweet, if I know how to make these noodles will surely send some over to you.:))
Wiffy ~ you can get it at Takashimaya or Meidi-ya.
Bicocacolors ~ Thanks for coming here. You've interesting blog too!
Faithy ~ hehee…thanks.
Hahaa…Angie, is pink or purple.
Clare ~ Thanks but I don't think many people likes the sweet smell of this pink noodles especially the man.
I'm sure you can make very good chawan mushi too.
Peppy ~ Can use this pink noodle as salad too.
Ann, I love this! I tried to google for this ume somen but have not found it yet. Will keep trying.
Great dish for a great cause!
New to me! I've never had a pink noodle before. I had the green tea one.
Oh my goodness I've never seen pink soba! Delightful, Ann! (And your chawan mushi looks smooth as silk)
What an noodle dish! Never seen any purple coloured noodle before.
I want!! Pass some over! I LOVE cold soba! I never try this soba before..looks so pretty.. i like pink!
what a great idea!
Enjoy the day!
we need to eat more of these cold noodles in Singapore's hot weather! Never buy the pink ones before, so pretty, where did you buy from? 🙂
These Japanese noodle's looks fantastic! Will hop over to the breast cancer awareness aftre this. Thank you for sharing and have a nice day. Take care.
Ann, I used ume somen too for today's bento. Your ume somen looks so delicious and pretty! Great dish for a great cause! I just love the pink color and the fragrance is very sweet like candy 🙂
Omg Ann, this is such a beautiful dish, and more beautiful that you're cooking to raise breast cancer awareness. Such a great idea! Now that's really using the power of food :-D. I've never seen pink noodles before and at first thought you actually made these noodles. Either way, great dish!
Pink noodles – I have never seen it before. I sound so suaku!!
I like cold noodle a lot, but first of all, need to get the hondashi granules… Thks for sharing the recipe ya ^_^
Beautiful noodles for a beautiful cause!
First time here..I like your spcae 🙂