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Cold Miso-Sesame Noodles Recipe

Cold noodles are the new black.

by Farideh Sadeghin
Apr 16 2018, 1:00pm

Photo by Heami Lee

Servings: 4
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes


4 large eggs
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
8 shiitake mushrooms, stems removed
4 packets ramen noodles (about 640 grams)
2 tablespoons red miso
4 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons sesame oil
1 1/2 tablespoons toasted white sesame seeds
4 scallions, thinly sliced
pork floss
2 sheets toasted nori, cut into squares
cilantro, to serve
sambal, to serve


1. Bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil. Carefully add the eggs and cook for 6 minutes, then drain and run under cold water. Peel, then set aside.

2. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium high. Add the mushrooms and cook until golden, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and set aside to cool, then thinly slice.

3. In a small bowl, mix the miso, rice vinegar, and sesame oil until smooth. Set aside.

4. Cook the ramen noodles according to the packet instructions. Drain, then cool completely.

5. In a large bowl, toss the noodles with the dressing, sesame seeds, and scallions. Divide among 4 bowls, then top each bowl with mushrooms, some nori, pork floss, and sambal. Halve each egg lengthwise and top each dish with 2 egg halves.